DEQ Seeks Public Comment on Wetland Permits

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on its proposal to certify the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2017 Nationwide Permits.

DEQ, under the authority of the State Water Control Board, may issue a final certification decision on a Corps permit if the permit meets the requirements of the Virginia Water Protection permit program regulations.

State law requires that a VWP permit be obtained for impacts to wetlands, streams and open water unless otherwise excluded from permitting.

Application is made through the Joint Permit Application process for concurrent federal and state project review. DEQ routinely issues these certifications every five years.

DEQ still will require that every project go through the formal application process before any permit decision is made, and it will retain authority to require that certain projects obtain individual permits.

The comment period on the proposed certification approval ends March 17, 2017.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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