Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse

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ROLES OF DEQ, VWRRC, AND STAKEHOLDERS

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

        • Has final authority and responsibility for decisions pertaining to certification of BMP performance and approval of BMP technologies that may be used in Virginia to manage the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff;
      • Provides technical and engineering staff in support of stormwater management in Virginia; and
      • Chairs stakeholder meetings pertaining to the Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse.

The Virginia Water Resources Research Center (VWRRC)

    • Hosts the BMP Clearinghouse website and maintains the site under the direction of the DEQ; and
    • Facilitates stakeholder meetings of the Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse.

The Stakeholders of the Stormwater BMPC Clearinghouse

    • Serve in an advisory capacity to the DEQ regarding BMPs used in Virginia to manage stormwater runoff.

Anyone with an interest in stormwater BMPs in Virginia is eligible to attend and participate in stakeholder meetings of the Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse.  To receive communications about upcoming meetings, contact Jane Walker at janewalk@vt.edu or 540-231-4159.  Stakeholder meetings are also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website

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