RD442 - Report on Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee Work – November 1, 2017
In accordance with § 62.1-256.1 of the Code of Virginia, I am providing this report on the final report of the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee (EVGMAC). The EVGMAC was authorized by the General Assembly during the 2015 Regular Session of the General Assembly to assist the State Water Commission and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in developing, revising, and implementing a management strategy for groundwater in the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area. The EVGMAC was appointed by me as a 24-member Committee with an additional five workgroups, allowing nearly 70 stakeholders to participate and share their expertise. Over the past two years, the EVGMAC and its workgroups met 42 times, carefully deliberating on the issues associated with long-term groundwater management. The process was facilitated by Mark Rubin of the Institute for Consensus Building at Virginia Commonwealth University and the attached report represents the consensus report of the EVGMAC.