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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan Phase III

Announcement: Chesapeake Bay TMDL WIP Stakeholder Information

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), together with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, is developing the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to meet US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements to reduce pollutant loads to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025. Local government participation in the process is not required. However, local input in the WIP can drive future state policy and influence future funding availability.

Individual locality implementation plans will not be produced as a part of the Phase II WIP, and the WIP does not supersede local TMDL implementation. Best Management Practices, implementation strategies and resource needs will be developed by Planning District via a public stakeholder process. DEQ will then aggregate the regional information into a state level plan.

The Planning District Commissions (PDC) in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed will be dealing with stormwater, septic systems, and urban forestry, while the Soil and Water Conservation Districts will address agriculture and the remaining forestry BMPs separately through their processes. DEQ will then combine both sets of data for stakeholders from all sectors to review at a final meeting held by RRRC in November.

DEQ is requesting PDCs complete the following planning tasks:

     1. Revise region’s urban BMP input deck provided by DEQ
     2. Review and update (as necessary) combined ag and urban BMP
     input deck
     3. Develop regional implementation strategies
     4. Outline resources needed for implementation (i.e. funding, authority,      education and technical assistance needs)
     5. List local co-benefits achieved through BMP and strategies (e.g.      improving local water quality, advancing economic development      opportunities, enhancing outdoor recreation, climate resiliency, flood      control)

RRRC has been tasked with coordinating a minimum of four regional stakeholder meetings beginning in July and submitting all information to DEQ by December 15, 2018. For more information on RRRC's regional WIP III efforts please contact Michelle Edwards at medwards@rrregion.org or 540-829-7450.

Stakeholder Meetings & Materials

Combined Urban/Ag Sector Meeting
December 6, 2018 | 9am
American Legion Post 247 | Remington
*Note: This meeting includes PDCs 8, 9, 10 and SWCD Area 2 regions*

Chesapeake Bay WIP III Stakeholder Meeting
October 19, 2018 | 1pm
RRRC Offices (Map)
Meeting Summary
Meeting Handouts

Chesapeake Bay WIP III Stakeholder Meeting
September 21, 2018 | 1pm
RRRC Offices (Map)
Meeting Summary
Meeting Handouts

Chesapeake Bay WIP III Stakeholder Meeting
August 17, 2018 | 1pm
Culpeper County Library (Map)
Meeting Summary
Handout: Responses to July Meeting Questions from DEQ
Handout: Virginia Model Delivery Factors & Loads
Handout: Urban BMPs Not in WIP II
Handout: Septic Repair Data from VDH
Handout: Land Policy BMP Summary Information
Spreadsheet: County & Region Land Policy BMP Data
Spreadsheet: Region WIP III Workbook from CAST

Chesapeake Bay WIP III Stakeholder Meeting
July 13, 2018 | 1pm
Culpeper County Library (Map)
Meeting Summary
Presentation: WIP Phase III Regional Process Overview

Additional Information

Rappahannock-Rapidan WIP III Workbook - From CAST (August 2018)
Rappahannock-Rapidan Region WIP III Workbook
DEQ Chesapeake Bay TMDL Phase III WIP Webpage
DEQ Chesapeake Bay TMDL Resources and Tools Webpage



Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission
420 Southridge Parkway • Suite 106 • Culpeper, VA  22701 • Tel: (540) 829-7450 • Fax: (540) 829-7452

E-mail:  planinfo@rrregion.org