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General Notice: Notice of Public Comment - Draft 2018 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual

red dot In Progress!     Opened on 3/5/2018 and closes at 11:59pm on 4/19/2018

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will release the draft 2018 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual on March 5, 2018.

Virginia’s 2018 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual contains the assessment procedures and methods to be used for the development of Virginia’s 2018 §305(b)/ §303(d) Integrated (i.e. combined Water Quality Assessment and Impaired Waters) Report. The assessment guidance seeks to address all key elements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2006 Assessment Guidance and subsequent updates current to December 2017, in addition to the assessment methodology for Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Standards established by EPA and adopted by Virginia (Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity, and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries).

A copy of the draft 2018 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual is available for download from the DEQ ...... read the full general notice

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