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  10:24 am
Commenter: Bob Dickinson (Supporting Shenandoah Riverkeeper)

Please Pass The Poultry Litter Regulation

Jeff -- My name is Bob Dickinson. My address is 10217 Windbluff Drive, Richmond, VA 23238.  Thank you for your efforts on this issue.  I have been concerned since the first fish kills on the Shenandoah that poultry litter was the likely culprit.  As an avid smallmouth bass angler, I made at least one trip a year to the Shenandoah to fish.  I have not been back since the fish kills.  I would love to resume fishing ont the "Clear-eyed Daughter of the Stars."  I am also concerned about recent fish kills on the upper James river, and suspect the poultry litter is a contributing factor in this regard as well.

As much as I am concerned for the health of the fishery and my ability to persue my passion for smallmouth fishing, the greater concern is ultimately for the health and wellbeing of the millions of people living in these watersheds.  Intuitively, if the fish and wildlife are being detrimentally affected, how could we suppose that human beings are not being affected. 

Please let me know how I can assist you in supporting the passage of the regulation(s) referenced in your email.

bob dickinson

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