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Virginia, EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Chesapeake Bay ‘Pollution Diet’

Release Date: 09/30/2009
Contact Information: David Sternberg, 215-814-5548; sternberg.david@epa.gov

(RICHMOND, September 30, 2009) – The Commonwealth of Virginia and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting on Friday, October 2, to discuss the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) – a mandatory “pollution diet” to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its network of rivers, streams and creeks.

What: The Bay TMDL will establish and assign the pollution reductions necessary to meet Bay clean water standards. The TMDL will be supported by performance and accountability features to ensure needed actions are taken.

When: Friday - October 2, 2009, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Central Office

      629 East Main St., Richmond, VA
          There will also be an opportunity to view the live presentations and listen to the speakers at Virginia DEQ offices throughout the state (see list below), and via webinar. Information on webinar registration can be found at www.deq.virginia.gov/tmdl/chesapeakebay.html The DEQ satellite locations are:
Blue Ridge Regional Office, 7705 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, Va.
Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, Va.
Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road, Glen Allen, Va.
Tidewater Regional Office, 5636 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach, Va.
Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road, Harrisonburg, Va.
      Scheduled speakers include:
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources L. Preston Bryant, Jr.
Virginia Assistant Secretary of Natural Resources Jeff Corbin
Robert Koroncai, Chesapeake Bay TMDL manager, U.S. EPA Region 3
Richard Batiuk, Assoc. Director for Science, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program

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