Crucial public awareness and comment opportunity on the water-quality assessment methods used by DEQ for Virginia’s waters

There is a very important opportunity for the public to submit comments on Virginia’s draft 2022 Water Quality Assessment Guidance manual through February 18, 2021.  
 
A public webinar to review updates to the 2022 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual will be held on Feb. 11, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. Link to register for the webinar:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1154243528623510029 
 
The draft manual contains the assessment procedures and methods for the development of Virginia’s 2022 Integrated Report.  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 Report. The guidance seeks to address all key elements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2006 Assessment Guidance and subsequent updates current to December 2020, in addition to the assessment methodology for Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Standards.

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