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You’re Invited! New Stormwater Regulations L&L

Virginia has announced new Stormwater Management Program Regulations that bring up a great deal of questions. How do these regulations effect you? We have the answers! Draper Aden Associates is hosting several free Lunch and Learns in Virginia to give some much needed guidance on these new regulations. Speakers Lynn Klappich, Waste Resources Engineering Project Manager, and Carolyn Howard, Stormwater Program Manager, will be there to address effects of the new stormwater regulation on landfills, composting, and mulching operations. Come join us for some good food and good conversation at one of the locations below! RSVP to Chelsea Koonce (ckoonce@daa.com) 540.552.0444. Fairfax, VA Wednesday, April 30 11:00AM - 1:00PM I-95 Landfill Complex 9850 Furnace Road Lorton, VA 22079 RSVP April 25 Richmond, VA Friday, May 9 11:00AM – 1:00PM Henrico County Operations Center 10401 Woodman Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060 RSVP May 6 Roanoke, VA Wednesday, May 21 11:00AM-1:00PM Roanoke Valley Resource Authority 1020 Hollins Rd. Roanoke, VA 24012 RSVP May 16...

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Survey Benchmark Regs May Change for Landfills

New regulations concerning surveying benchmarks for landfills in Virginia is under consideration by the Department of Environmental Quality. With the widespread and accepted use of GPS there have been changes in the usage of benchmarks and it may be necessary to update regulations in order to be consistent with current practice. Currently Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations (VSWMR 9VAC20-81) require that landfills establish and maintain two survey benchmarks on a landfill site. Under these regulations the term “benchmark” is defined as “a permanent monument constructed of concrete and set in the ground surface below the frost line with identifying information clearly affixed to it.” It is appropriate for landfill sites to be required to establish permanent control given the number of elements that must be surveyed and compared to approved permit documents and other surveys. However, the requirement for permanent monuments as opposed to permanent elevation references exceeds the standard of care...

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