The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will release the Draft 2012 Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report (Integrated Report) on March 26, 2012 for public comment.
The Integrated Report combines both the 305(b) Water Quality Assessment and the 303(d) Report on Impaired Waters. Both are required by the Federal Clean Water Act and the Virginia Water Quality Monitoring Information and Restoration Act. The report will be available for download on our website at http://www.deq.virginia.gov throughout the public comment period, which ends April 27, 2012.
The final report, responses to public comments, and map products will be available later this year after review and approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Copies will be available at no charge on CD-ROM (limit one per person) by request via the DEQ webpage or by phone at (804) 698-4191.
A public webinar is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 9, 2012. The public is invited to submit questions pertaining to the Integrated Report during this event. All submitted questions will be addressed in a “FAQ” document that will be subsequently posted on the DEQ webpage. Further details about the webinar will also be provided on the webpage on March 26.
Written comments on the draft Integrated Report can be sent to the contact person below. Please include your name, (US mail) address, telephone number, and e-mail address.