RD365 - Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission 2017 Annual Report

Executive Summary:
The Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission was established in the executive branch of state government. Duties and powers of the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission are pursuant to Virginia Code §§ 62.1-69.37 and 62.1-69.39.

This report, which is required by Virginia Code § 62.1-69.44, provides information regarding the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission's activities during the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year. The Bi-State Commission meets throughout the Roanoke River Basin, alternating states, in an effort to make the meetings available to all Basin constituents. The Virginia Delegation of the Bi-State Commission met on June 29, 2017 at the Clarksville Distance Learning Center in Clarksville, Virginia. The North Carolina Delegation joined via videoconference from Raleigh, North Carolina.

In accordance with the By-Laws, the Commission underwent a succession of officers. The Virginia delegation representative assumed the Chair position. The meeting included presentations on the Dan River Coal Ash legal and technical issues in North Carolina, the Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership program, and a status update on the North Carolina Roanoke River Basin Water Supply Plan. Neither the standing committees nor the ad hoc committee met in 2016. No specific recommendations were made and a next meeting is to be determined. Further details of the Virginia Delegation’s work can be found on the Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee’s website.

This constitutes the Chairman’s executive summary of activity and work of the advisory committee, pursuant to Virginia Code § 62.1-69.35:2.


/s/ Haywood Hamlet
Chairman, Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission