Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Action Rulemaking to Adopt Numeric Turbidity Criteria
Comment Period Ended on 5/12/2021
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5/12/21  6:21 pm
Commenter: John C Wise


I am a citizen of Rockbridge County and have learned that there is little regulation of suspended solids in the Virginia water quality regulations.  I hope that this will change as the environmental damage that is caused by those suspended solids is severe.  Of course there are natural / environmental causes of turbidity but there needs to be some regulations crafted (for activities that can be regulated) in and around water bodies.  If monitoring detects a rise in non environmentally caused activities, then actions need to be taken to limit or regulate those activities.  Thanks! 

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