PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking persons interested in participating in a representative stakeholder group for the purpose of assisting DEQ with evaluating the fees related to the consolidated Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF REQUESTS: August 12, 2016
BACKGROUND: Item 8 of Chapters 68 and 758 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly directs DEQ to evaluate fees related to the consolidated Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program (VESMP) in order to determine whether the program can be funded adequately under the current fee structure. The legislation provided that Virginia Stormwater Management Program Authorities and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program Authorities were to submit information to DEQ by August 1, 2016 and directed DEQ to conduct its evaluation based on revenues and resource needs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016. DEQ is convening a Stakeholders Advisory Group (SAG) to review the Department's evaluation and consider the need to establish revised fees to fund the consolidated VESMP.
INTERESTED PERSONS LIST: DEQ is establishing a group to assist DEQ with evaluating the fees related to the consolidated Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program as required by item 8 of Chapters 68 and 758 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly. Stakeholder meetings are tentatively scheduled for September 29, 2016, October 13, 2016, October 31, 2016, and November 15, 2016 (if needed) and will be held at DEQ’s Piedmont Regional Office located in Glen Allen, Virginia. Individuals interested in being on this group are asked to send their name, contact information, and credentials to the contact person listed below. Membership of the stakeholder group will be established by the DEQ Director.
CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR SUBMITTAL OF REQUESTS TO JOIN INTERESTED-PERSONS LIST: Melissa Porterfield; Office of Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218 Phone: 804-698-4238, e-mail: Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 804-698-4019