RD471 - Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Waters Clean-Up Plan - Progress Report - December 2009

Executive Summary:
This report describes progress in implementing the Clean-up Plan for 2009. Clean-up activities are the responsibility of many state agencies, including the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). In addition to reporting on progress, this report also identifies significant impediments to plan implementation – seeking to efficiently communicate both progress and challenges.

Although there is not a direct correspondence, this report generally follows the structure and elements of Clean-Up Plan as updated in July 2009. To ensure efficient reporting, we focused on the specific Objectives and Performance Measurements included in that plan. To efficiently communicate relative levels of progress, we have assigned graphic indicators for goals and objectives of the plan:

* The completely filled water droplet indicates that the work effort has either achieved stated goals or is very close to completion, in the case of on going activities it dictates the activities are occurring and serving the goal as planned;

* The half-filled water droplet indicates that the effort to achieve the goal is underway, achieving success, and approaching completed status; and,

* The clear water droplet indicates that the effort to accomplish the goal has either not begun, is temporarily on hold, or has not achieved significant progress.

An electronic version of this document may be viewed on the website of the Office of the Secretary of Natural Resources, which is located at: http://www.naturalresources.virginia.gov/Initiatives/WaterCleanupPlan.