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Richmond Branch Technical Meeting

May 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The DEQ is presenting on their 2023 Virginia Stormwater Handbook and Regulatory/Policy Update at our May 18, 2023 technical meeting.

When: Thursday, May 18th, 2023
11:45 AM -12 PM – Sign in and Networking
12 PM -1PM – Presentation

Where: 2810: a community gathering place, 2810 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
(Reserved parking spaces on both sides of building and in gravel lot located through gate)

Registration Price: $30 members and $35 non-members, price increases after May 18th, 2023.

Lunch is included (Local Carytown Favorites)

PDH: 1.0 HR


Virginia DEQ has relied on outdated and uncoordinated materials to communicate engineering practices for stormwater management at land-disturbing sites. The Erosion & Sediment Control Handbook, Stormwater Management Handbook, and Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Manual are each over or approaching thirty years of continued use. Further, DEQ last updated its BMP Specs in 2011. Over the years, stormwater management has progressed greatly, and manufacturers have developed new products to reduce erosion, control sediment, and reduce runoff that impairs water quality. New BMPs are also designed to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Likewise, the Code of Virginia and Administrative Code have changed significantly.

Further, DEQ has updated its materials related to construction stormwater with memoranda and guidance documents. DEQ is reviewing these materials for consistency with Governor Youngkin’s Executive Order #19, which establishes the Office of Regulatory Management.

This presentation provides an overview of DEQ efforts to consolidate Stormwater-related policies and regulations and update the above-mentioned materials to produce a new Stormwater Handbook – which will be a living document that is continually updated as regulations, science and engineering practices evolve. This presentation also describes the process to engage stakeholders. As a national leader in its surface water protection efforts, DEQ aspires to produce the “best-in-class” Stormwater Handbook among US states.


ASCE Richmond Branch


2810 W Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
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