Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollution Abatement Regulation and General Permit for Poultry Waste Management [9 VAC 25 ‑ 630]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action Develop requirements that will address concerns regarding transfer and off-site management of poultry waste in the Commonwealth.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 8/21/2009
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8/12/09  10:21 am
Commenter: Nick Elgas (Supporting Shenandoah Riverkeeper)

Please Pass The Poultry Litter Regulation

  These regulations are a long time coming.   I frequently fish and canoe the Shenandoah and Potomac throughout the year.   I also work in the Shenandoah valley and manage communities which fall into this water shed.   The decline of Virginia's Fisheries hurts all Virginians  not just fisherman but also businesses who rely on the tourism dollars,  citizens who use these watersheds for drinking water,   and small towns who are built around the extra traffic created by water recreationists.  If the waterways in VA decline further Citizens will take their money to states that respect their resources. VA needs to take the lead in this type of legislation.  The negligence of over fertilizing has caused detrimental effects for many water sheds in VA and the problems are not localized.   As they say **** runs down stream, and in this case it includes the Potomac and the Chesapeake bay.   I appreciate all the hard work that has been done our behalf and I implore state legislators to resist the pressures of big business and the agriculture industry.  Please do the the right thing and protect the resources that set Virginia apart. 
Nick Elgas
Community manager, Loudoun Management
13705 winding oak Cir Apt 303
Centreville VA 20121

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