SD21 - Annual Report on the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund Nonpoint Source Program

Executive Summary:
This report fulfills the legislative requirement under Section 10.1-2134 of the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Act of 1997 (Act, WQIA), Chapter 21.1 of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia, for an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia on the implementation of the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund. The report describes the nonpoint source program activities undertaken by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and other cooperating agencies during 1997 to begin implementation of the Act, including development of grant guidelines as required by the Act, issuance of a request for proposals, and review and selection of the grant applications received.

As required by Section 10.1-2134 of the Act, this report also lists the selected projects, the approved funding levels for Fiscal Year 1998, an estimate of nutrient reductions expected as a result of these projects and projections for the amount of future funding needs.