Tag: DEQ

By Stefanie Jackson – Emotions ran high at Exmore’s town hall Monday night when Town Manager Robert Duer broke the news to citizens that Exmore had been disqualified for a $6 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), which the town needed to fix its sewer...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Administrator Charles Kolakowski reported Aug. 27 that the entire Chesapeake Bay could soon become a no-discharge zone under the Clean Water Act, a federal law that aims to reduce pollution in U.S. waters.  That means ships would not be permitted to discharge untreated or treated...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality authorized $88,000 in grants to support citizen volunteer water quality monitoring. The monies could be used to purchase monitoring equipment, perform lab services, and more. The awards will range from less than $1,000 to $11,000. The deadline to apply...
By Linda Cicoira -- An environmentalist who was speaking during the public participation portion of the Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee meeting Tuesday asked Tyson Foods to be satisfied with the number of poultry houses it now has in Accomack County. “We need you on the Shore,” Ken Dufty said of...
By Linda Cicoira The State Water Control Board approved consent orders late last week for 57 poultry operations on the Eastern Shore allowing each of them to withdraw more than 300,000 gallons of groundwater a month. Cindy Berndt, director of regulatory affairs for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), said this...