Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
Coastal Technical Assistance Program
Project Description as Proposed:
The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission will provide policy and planning assistance to member localities as follows:
- Local government technical assistance
- Quarterly meetings of the Environmental Technical Advisory Committee
- Support Stormwater Management Task Force
- Support Utility Director Task Force
- Issue Analysis/Special Projects
- Research: Impervious Surface Forecast
Special Project: Regional Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Jackie Stewart - 804.323.2033; email@example.com
10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010: Project Completed
Final Product Received:
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission Coastal Technical Assistance Program Annual Report Summary Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010 (PDF)
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission Coastal Technical Assistance Annual Report Appendix A Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010 (PDF)
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission Coastal Technical Assistance Annual Report Appendix B Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010 (PDF)
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission Coastal Technical Assistance Annual Report Appendix C Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010 (PDF)
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission Coastal Technical Assistance Annual Report Appendix D Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010 (PDF)
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission Coastal Technical Assistance Annual Report Appendix E Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010 (PDF)
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission Coastal Technical Assistance Annual Report Appendix F Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010 (PDF)
Project Summary Provided by Grantee:
The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission covers over 2,000 square miles, about the size of Delaware, and provides a variety of coastal planning services to its member governments representing over 1 million people as follows:
COORDINATION INITIATIVES – Planning staff worked with local government staff to review 32 proposed state and federal development projects; continued distribution of over 2,500 sets of the James River Public Access maps to local government offices, libraries, Virginia State Capitol Visitors Bureau, Cooperative Extensions offices and river outfitters; coordinated local government review of proposed federal and state legislation for continued Chesapeake Bay cleanup in addition to coordination with other coastal regional planning organizations statewide.
TRAINING INITIATIVES – Each year Richmond Regional Planning District Commission provides environmental training opportunities for staff of its member governments. During the past year, major initiatives included a meeting with Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Chesapeake Bay staff to review the state’s local assistance program, progress within the Richmond Region and anticipated next steps; a presentation and walking tour of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice Research Center, a new LEED Platinum building used as a teaching and research facility; a presentation and facilitated discussion regarding US EPA’s draft TMDL report for the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia’s draft water quality regulations to address the proposed TMDL standards.
IMPERVIOUS COVER FORCAST – Richmond Regional Planning District Commission staff spent significant time during the year digitizing structures added to the region in the two year period from 2007 and 2009. This effort also included continued clean up of previous databases from 1994, 2002 and 2007. The combined database has about 685,000 records to date. PDC staff developed a report that details the analysis effort preformed. Of note, the entire region is about 1.9 percent impervious. From 2007 to 2009, it is estimated that the region added 353 acres of structures. A copy of the report can be found on the PDC’s website www.richmondregional.org
WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT – Planning staff worked with the region’s local utility directors to develop a quick reference brochure that outlines a regional picture of water and wastewater services areas. Ongoing work will include analysis of major challenges for the systems and implication for future land use growth and development. As part of this ongoing analysis effort, the PDC prepared a regional future land use map update and created an inventory of local future land use categories that can be used to develop growth scenarios for the region. Copies of the regional water supply and wastewater treatment brochure and regional future land use maps with compendium future land use table can be found on the PDC’s website www.richmondregional.org
Disclaimer: This project summary provides the federal dollars initially awarded to the grantee. Due to underexpenditure or reprogramming of grant funds, this figure may change. For more information on the allocation of coastal grant funds, please contact Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Program Manager, at 804.698.4323 or email: Laura.McKay@deq.virginia.gov
A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to Virginia.Witmer@deq.virginia.gov
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This website is provided by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through a federal Coastal Zone Management Act grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce.