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Posts Tagged ‘cleanup’

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 [...]

 

Stormwater Regulations Still Unsettled

If you attended our webinars over the last six weeks, you will know that the state’s new stormwater requirements are still generating a lot of discussion and questions. From how to implement local programs, to how these programs are expected to help meet the state’s waste load allocations under the Virginia Watershed Implementation Plan, for [...]

 

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.

 

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 [...]

 

Is $7 Billion Enough To Clean Up The Bay?

This month, the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council met in Richmond to discuss, among things, progress being made on efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Data released that same day indicates that Virginia is on target to meet interim cleanup goals set in 2009.

 

What Is Next For the Virginia Chesapeake Bay WIP

Image via Wikipedia Phase II of Virginia’s Watershed Implementation Plan: Where are we now, where are we heading, and how do we get there? Work on Virginia’s Watershed Implementation Plan (“WIP”), specifically, the required implementation of Phase II, has begun…sort of.