The Board is presenting its draft list of targeted FY 2013 loan recipients for public review and comment. A public meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 in the Department of Environmental Quality's 11th Floor Conference Room, 629 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. The public review and comment period will end immediately following the public meeting.
On May 31, 2012 DEQ solicited applications from the Commonwealth’s localities and wastewater authorities as well as potential land conservation applicants and Brownfield remediation clientele. July 13, 2012 was established as the deadline for receiving applications. Based on this solicitation, DEQ received thirteen (13) wastewater improvement applications requesting $53,083,546 and one (1) stormwater management application for an additional $1,060,650.
All 13 wastewater applications were evaluated in accordance with the program's "Funding Distribution Criteria” and the Board's "Bypass Procedures”. In keeping with the program objectives and funding prioritization criteria, the staff reviewed project type and impact on state waters, the locality's compliance history and fiscal stress, and the project's readiness-to-proceed. The one stormwater application was reviewed in accordance with the Board’s Priority Ranking Criteria for Stormwater projects, in consultation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. All applications are considered to be of good quality and should provide significant water quality and environmental improvement.
Based on these considerations, the Board approved the staff recommendation to authorize funding for $54,144,196 for all 14 projects (City of Lynchburg, Town of Rural Retreat, City of Salem, Scott Co. Public Service Authority, Town of Grottoes, Augusta Co. Service Authority, Town of Clifton Forge, King George Co. Service Authority, City of Norfolk, Tazewell Co. Public Service Authority, Town of Coeburn, C-N-W Waste Water Treatment Authority, Loudoun Water and City of Richmond - stormwater).
Questions and comments should be directed to the contact person below.