The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will release the Draft 2016 Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report (Integrated Report) on August 7, 2017 for public comment.
The Integrated Report combines both the 305(b) Water Quality Assessment and the 303(d) Report on Impaired Waters. Both are required by the Federal Clean Water Act and the Virginia Water Quality Monitoring Information and Restoration Act. The report will be available for download on our website at http://www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/Water/?WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/WaterQualityAssessments.aspx throughout the public comment period, which will end September 6, 2017.
A public webinar summarizing the Integrated Report is scheduled for August 24, 2017. The public is invited to submit questions pertaining to the report during this event. All submitted questions will be addressed in a “FAQ” document that will be subsequently posted on the DEQ webpage. Registration information for the webinar can be found at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8931096941103573505.
Written comments on the draft Integrated Report can be sent to: Sandra Mueller, VA DEQ, Office of Water Monitoring and Assessment, at P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, Virginia 23218, by telephone (804)698-4324, or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, (US mail) address, telephone number, and e-mail address.