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General Notice
Request For Citizen Nomination Of State Surface Waters For Inclusion In Annual Water Quality Monitoring Plan.
Date Posted: 12/28/2021
Expiration Date: 4/30/2022
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
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In accordance with §62.1-44.19:5.F of the Code of Virginia, Water Quality Monitoring Information and Restoration Act, any person may request that a specific body of water be included in DEQ's annual water quality monitoring plan. Such requests shall include, at a minimum (i) a geographical description of the water body recommended for monitoring; (ii) the reason the monitoring is requested, and (iii) any water quality data that the petitioner may have collected or compiled.  Each request received by April 30 shall be reviewed when DEQ develops the annual water quality monitoring plan for the following calendar year. DEQ will respond in writing on its approval or denial of each nomination by August 31.

 

Please see the nominating form included as Attachment 1. Use of the nomination form is preferred; however, all nominations with the minimum of information as outlined above will be accepted for review.  Some water bodies, such as private ponds, private lakes and others may be ineligible.  Please contact us for further information.

 

Nominations can be submitted by email, mail, or hand delivered to the receptionist’s desk at our Central Office at 1111 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia.

 

 

E- MAIL:

charles.torbeck@deq.virginia.gov

 

Mailing Address:

Mr. Stuart Torbeck

VA Dept. of Environmental Quality

P.O. Box 1105

Richmond, VA 23218

 

Street Address (FedEx):

Mr. Stuart Torbeck

VA Dept. of Environmental Quality

1111 East Main Street

Richmond, VA 23219

 

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT 1:  REQUEST TO INCLUDE A WATER SEGMENT IN DEQ’S ANNUAL MONITORING PLAN

 

Name:

 

  Date:

 

Mailing Address:

 

Street

City:

 

State:

 

Zip:

 

E-mail address:

 

 

 Home telephone:

                                  

Business telephone:

 

 

 

                           

 

(1) Name of the water body or water bodies proposed for monitoring:

 

 

 

 

(2) Please provide a description of the upstream and downstream boundaries of the water bodies that show specifically where monitoring is proposed. Please describe the monitoring site locations as thoroughly as possible.  A site map (photocopy, or screenshot of an online map) is preferred.  Latitude/longitude coordinates and descriptions of identifiable landmarks such as road crossings are also very helpful. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3) Monitoring objective.  Please give the reason for requesting the monitoring and, if possible, list the types of measurements or sampling that you are requesting.

 

 

 

 

 

(4) Attach any water quality data that you have collected or compiled. Include the name of the organization/entity that generated the data.

 

Mail to:            Stuart Torbeck                                   FedEx To:       Stuart Torbeck

                        VA DEQ                                                                     VA DEQ

                        PO Box 1105, Suite 1400                                             1111 East Main Street

                        Richmond, VA 23218                                                 Richmond, VA 23219

 

E-MAIL:  charles.torbeck@deq.virginia.gov


Contact Information
Name / Title: Stuart Torbeck 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address: charles.torbeck@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4461    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-