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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Environmental Quality
 
GDForum ID: 551
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
Virginia’s 2022 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual contains the assessment procedures and methods to be used for the development of Virginia’s 2022 §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’s (EPA) 2006 Assessment Guidance and subsequent updates through December 2020. In addition, the assessment guidance includes the assessment methodology for the 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). Modifications have been made to the guidance document since 2020. A complete list of significant guidance modifications are described in Part II of the manual.
 
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
 
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
GM21-2002 Final 2022 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual n/a pdf Proposed Document Updated on 5/27/2021
 
Contact Information
 
Name:
Amanda Shaver
        Title:
 
Email:
amanda.shaver@deq.virginia.gov
 
Address:
DEQ - 1100 E. Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
 
City:
Richmond
State:  
VA
Zip:  
23218
 
Phone:
(804)698-4181
Fax:  
(804)698-4178
 
The Virginia Register
 

Publication Date: 4/26/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 18
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 5/26/2021.
There were no comments

Effective Date:  5/27/2021 
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