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Wetlands Watch is working with the Elizabeth River Project’s Living River Restoration Trust (LRRT), a new urban land trust working along the Elizabeth River. The LRRT is a partner in this work and is developing a critical role in the restoration of an urbanized shoreline in Southeastern Virginia and adding this forward-looking adaptation component. We recently made a.
Re: Use of Nutrient Credit Purchases for VSMP Compliance All- As you may know, the offsite water quality compliance options listed in the VSMP Regulations include restrictions for their use in impaired watersheds. The most commonly used of these offsite options is the purchase of nutrient credits from an approved credit bank. The other less.
Urban Nutrient Management Planning (UNMP) 110. VCAP Implementation and Design Manual, Sixth Edition PY 2020 4 Introduction to This Manual The Sixth Edition of the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) Implementation and Design Manual (“Manual”) is intended to assist Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) personnel as they implement VCAP. VCAP was pioneered by a Grant Sub.Soil Health Policy Resources Catalog A Catalog of State Level Policy Resources Soil health policies are growing in number and importance across the United States but are widely dispersed across a variety of academic institutions, state agencies, legislative bodies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. This catalog brings these policy efforts together to facilitate cross.The primary motivation for establishing these buffers was to reduce nutrient loadings. On a larger scale, the federal and state governments have combined to establish the Chesapeake Bay Program to restore and protect this major estuary. Parties to the 1983 Chesapeake Bay Agreement include Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission (a tri-state.
Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality. As stormwater flows over a construction site, it can pick up pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals and transport them to a nearby storm sewer system or directly to a stream or lake. Polluted stormwater.Read More
Coastal Angler Magazine and our interior (freshwater) publication, The Angler Magazine, are monthly editions dedicated to fishing, boating, and outdoor enthusiasts.Read More
Commonwealth of Virginia Nutrient Trading Program Goals and Baselines STAC Workshop May 14, 2013 Allan Brockenbrough, VA DEQ. Legislative Findings and Purposes 2005 General Assembly finds and determines that adoption and utilization of a watershed general permit and market- based point source nutrient credit trading program will assist in: a) meeting the nutrient cap load allocations cost.Read More
Based on these results and assuming current credit prices procured by VDOT, purchasing nutrient credits is a cost-effective option for the agency, especially when factoring in the cost of.Read More
The VA DEQ 2002 305(b) report of the watershed identifies 20% of the watershed’s length as failing to support designated uses due to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), low oxygen, bacteria from nonpoint sources, poor tidal flushing, and eutrophication. The VA DEQ 2004 303(d) report identified.Read More
Dr. Filippino attended the March 22 meeting of the BMP Clearinghouse. DEQ announced that they have added some information to the website regarding MTD sizing, including the sizing criteria and the associated reports. Mr. Robert Cooper (DEQ) is compiling a table with information for each type of MTD and draft guidance by the end of April.Read More
Virginia’s nutrient credit trading program, significantly expanded by the General Assembly in 20121, may soon be in operation as the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and stakeholders are winding up the lengthy regulation development process. The broad program will include many new participants and, while the program applies statewide, it is intended in part to enable the.Read More
Virginia’s nutrient trading program, administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), was initially established in 2005. In 2008, DEQ published guidance describing how farmers could generate nutrient credits and how buyers could purchase those credits. Lack of credit demand hampered growth of Virginia’s trading program until.Read More
Referrals include Credit Reporting Agencies, the Credit Alert Interactive Verification Reporting System, Department of the Treasury and the Department of Justice. Credit Reporting Agencies Accounts are referred to credit reporting agencies within 60 days of the issuance of our second collection notice if the debtor does not have an approved payment plan or some other action that will lead to.Read More
By creating nutrient banks all over the state of Virginia we are able to serve the residents, commercial developments, and local governments by providing low-cost nutrient credits that also improve the overall quality of the waterways of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.Read More