The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announces the release of Virginia’s Draft Chesapeake Bay 2024-2025 Milestones for public review. Virginia is committed to setting and working towards two-year Milestones to improve water quality in accordance with the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). These milestones are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) accountability framework designed to ensure that the nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment allocations of the TMDL will be met.
The review period begins on November 20, 2023, and will conclude December 19, 2023. The draft milestones can be found on DEQ's Chesapeake Bay Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Milestones webpage. We invite review by all stakeholders and the general public.
Virginia’s Draft 2024-2025 Milestones will be submitted to EPA no later than January 16, 2024 and will be available on DEQ's Chesapeake Bay Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Milestones webpage.
Written comments on the Draft Chesapeake Bay 2024-2025 Milestones may be submitted by either method listed below. Please include the name and mailing address (or e-mail address) of the commenter.
- E-mail: chesbayplan@DEQ.Virginia.gov
- Postal mail: DEQ, ATTN: Chesbayplan, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218
CONTACTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Kevin McLean, Chesapeake Bay Program Manager, (804) 664-2483, Kevin.McLean@DEQ.Virginia.gov
Megan Sommers Bascone, Chesapeake Bay Planning Coordinator, (804) 659-1381, Megan.Bascone@DEQ.Virginia.gov