Tag: DEQ

By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has the opportunity to receive $5 million in additional grant funding from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the town’s sewer project, which is included in Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed outgoing state budget. Town Manager Robert Duer credited Congresswoman Elaine Luria for getting...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has been approved for more than $3 million in principal forgiveness on a $10 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the expansion of the town’s sewer system. “We appreciate DEQ’s support of this essential infrastructure project and thank everyone involved...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has no plans to hold a public hearing on a groundwater permit application for a 250-acre tomato farm in Wardtown, which is tentatively approved to withdraw more than 10 million gallons of water per month. According to a March...
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...