Draft 2014 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual
The 2014 federal 305(b)/303(d) assessment methodology guidance remains largely unchanged, however there are changes to state guidance for Virginia that reflect the addition of a refined Virginia Coastal Plain Macroinvertebrate Index, updated language for bacteria data assessment, and the addition of a new Virginia subcategory 4D. These guidance modifications are described in further detail in Part II of the Guidance Manual.
Written comments submitted via email attachment or U.S. mail will be accepted through Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
A copy of the guidance can be downloaded at this link: Draft 2014 WQA Guidance Manual (1.56 MB PDF)
A copy of all comments received and DEQ’s response will be compiled and provided in a comment response document once guidance has been finalized.
For more information or to submit comments, please contact Tish Robertson, DEQ Water Quality Assessment Coordinator, using the information below.
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Water Quality Assessment Coordinator
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Telephone (804) 698-4309
FAX (804) 698-4032
Click here to read the Public Notice.