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Archive for the ‘environmental regulation’ Category

A New Year, a New Outlook on the Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Bay?

Last week, Virginia submitted its 2012-2013 Chesapeake Bay Milestones to the Environmental Protection Agency. They will be available shortly on the Virginia Bay TMDL website at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/vabaytmdl/index.shtml. The milestones were required by EPA to gauge the effectiveness of Virginia’s initial efforts in implementing strategies intended to meet the pollution load requirements established for the Chesapeake [...]

 

Is EPA’s Model Data Appropriate for Bay Cleanup?

The spirited debate about the accuracy and dependability of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proscription for limiting pollution throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed spilled over into the news again Monday.

 

Swimming in the Murky Stormwaters

On Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m., I will join presenters from Joyce Engineering plus present and past state environmental leaders for the first of two 2-hour online sessions covering the current Stormwater regulatory environment and what it means to Virginia localities in required improvements and potential expenses. We invite our readers to take the [...]

 

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Limits Still Murky

Revised Model Data Raises Concerns with TMDL Standards and WIP Requirements Earlier this month, the state’s Chesapeake Bay TMDL Stakeholders Advisory Group (“SAG”) considered the effect of EPA’s revised model data on Virginia’s ability to effectively implement Phase II of the state’s Watershed Implementation Plan. While the revised data decreased Virginia’s basin-wide reduction target for [...]

 

Not Everyone Likes the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Limits

While stakeholders in Virginia may strongly disagree with the form and substance of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ( EPA) efforts to mandate a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, groups from other states have decided to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency and the Total Maximum Daily Load standards set in place by the agency last year as part of [...]

 

22nd Annual Environment Virginia Symposium Wraps Up

I just got back from the 22nd Annual Environment Virginia Symposium, and, boy, is my frontal lobe tired. Hosted by the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics, the theme of this year’s symposium was “Sustainable Solutions for Uncertain Times: Partnering for Economic and Environmental Success.”