GENERAL NOTICES/ERRATA
Vol. 36 Iss. 10 - January 06, 2020

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Maplewood Solar Notice of Intent for Small Renewable Energy Project (Solar) - Pittsylvania County

Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion Energy has provided the Department of Environmental Quality a notice of intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Pittsylvania County. The project, Maplewood Solar, is an approximately 120-megawatt alternating current solar project located in the vicinity of the community of Climax on the east and west sides of Climax Road in Pittsylvania County. The project will be constructed on multiple parcels of land totaling approximately 1,850 acres and will use conventional solar panels to deliver up to 120 megawatts of alternating current electricity to an existing transmission line. The preliminary design of the project calls for the project to use approximately 475,000 to 500,000 solar panels.

Contact Information: Mary E. Major, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4423, FAX (804) 698-4319, or email mary.major@deq.virginia.gov.

M&R Development LLC Notice of Intent for Small Renewable Energy Project (Solar) - Lancaster County

M&R Development LLC has provided the Department of Environmental Quality a notice of intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Lancaster County. The project, Moraticco Road Solar 1, will consist of approximately 40,000 solar modules (20-megawatt direct current) deployed in ground-mounted arrays on approximately 50 acres of land off Moraticco Road near Nuttsville, Virginia, which is currently being crop farmed.

Contact Information: Mary E. Major, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4423, FAX (804) 698-4319, or email mary.major@deq.virginia.gov.

Proposed Judicial Consent Decree for McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and Essex Solar Center LLC

The Commonwealth of Virginia is proposing to enter into a judicial consent decree with McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and Essex Solar Center LLC to settle certain alleged violations of the Commonwealth's environmental laws and regulations related to construction activities in Essex County, Virginia. The proposed consent decree is available at www.deq.virginia.gov or by submitting a request for the document to Kristen Sadtler via email at kristen.sadtler@deq.virginia.gov. Written comments will be accepted from January 1, 2020, through February 5, 2020, and should also be submitted via email to kristen.sadtler@deq.virginia.gov; by postal mail to Enforcement, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218; or by hand-delivery by close of business to Enforcement, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Richmond, VA 23219.

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Draft Hospital and Physician or Practitioner Provider Manuals for Stakeholder Input

Comment period: December 11, 2019, to January 10, 2020.

The updated Chapter IV of both the Hospital and Physician or Practitioner Provider Manuals are now available on the Department of Medical Assistance Services website at http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/manualdraft for public comment until January 10, 2020.

The update to the Medical Coverage for Nonresident Aliens section includes a 12-month certification period for dialysis services and additional documentation requirements.

Please refer to pages 23 through 32 of the hospital manual and pages 72 through 76 of the physician or practitioner manual for more details.

Contact Information: Emily McClellan, Regulatory Manager, Division of Policy and Research, Department of Medical Assistance Services, 600 East Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 371-4300, FAX (804) 786-1680, TDD (800) 343-0634, or email emily.mcclellan@dmas.virginia.gov.

STATE WATER CONTROL BOARD

Public Meeting and Public Comment for a Total Maximum Daily Load for Lewis Creek

Community informational meeting: A community meeting will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at the Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401. This meeting will be open to the public and all are welcome. In the case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at the same time and location.

Purpose of notice: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will discuss polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) data collected from the creek in support of a water quality study known as a total maximum daily load (TMDL) to be developed for Lewis Creek. This is an opportunity for local residents to learn about the condition of the creek, share information about the area, and become involved in the process of local water quality improvement. A 30-day public comment period will follow the meeting (January 16, 2020, through February 14, 2020) in order to collect community input on the study and planning process.

Meeting description: This meeting is intended to introduce the local community to the process used in Virginia to improve the quality of waterways, formally known as the TMDL process. DEQ will provide information on PCB monitoring efforts and sources in the Lewis Creek watershed, discuss next steps in the study process, and invite the local community to participate in the study through a technical advisory committee. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and § 62.1-44.19:7 C of the Code of Virginia require DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia's § 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report.

Description of study: A portion of Lewis Creek, located in Augusta County and the City of Staunton, Virginia, is listed as impaired for PCBs based on a Virginia Department of Health fish consumption advisory and violations of Virginia's Water Quality Standards. The PCB impairment begins approximately 0.65 miles upstream of the Route 262 bridge crossing and extends 10 miles downstream to Lewis Creek's confluence with Middle River. This water quality study will report on the sources of PCBs in the watershed and recommend reductions to meet the PCB TMDL. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a waterbody can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, PCB levels need to be reduced to the TMDL amount.

How to comment and participate: All meetings held in support of the TMDL process are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. Written comments will be accepted through February 14, 2020, and should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments. For more information or to submit written comments, please contact Nesha McRae, Department of Environmental Quality, Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road, P.O. Box 3000, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, telephone (540) 574-7850, or email nesha.mcrae@deq.virginia.gov.

VIRGINIA CODE COMMISSION

Notice to State Agencies

Contact Information: Mailing Address: Virginia Code Commission, Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219; Telephone: (804) 698-1810; Email: varegs@dls.virginia.gov.

Meeting Notices: Section 2.2-3707 C of the Code of Virginia requires state agencies to post meeting notices on their websites and on the Commonwealth Calendar at https://commonwealthcalendar.virginia.gov.

Cumulative Table of Virginia Administrative Code Sections Adopted, Amended, or Repealed: A table listing regulation sections that have been amended, added, or repealed in the Virginia Register of Regulations since the regulations were originally published or last supplemented in the print version of the Virginia Administrative Code is available at http://register.dls.virginia.gov/documents
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Filing Material for Publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations: Agencies use the Regulation Information System (RIS) to file regulations and related items for publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations. The Registrar's office works closely with the Department of Planning and Budget (DPB) to coordinate the system with the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. RIS and Town Hall complement and enhance one another by sharing pertinent regulatory information.