Legislative and Regulatory updates for Stormwater and Erosion & Sediment Control
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Presented via Zoom Webinar
Earn 1.5 PDH for this session
Topics will include:
1. Recent Legislative Updates like HB1310 (2020 GA Session) and SB1258 (2021 GA Session)
2. Existing Notices of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRAs) - Consolidated Regulations
3. Upcoming NOIRAs
4. Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) Initiatives #47 & #48
Facilitator: Don Rissmeyer P.E., CFM, Associate, A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc.
Don Rissmeyer is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states and a Certified Floodplain Manager with more than 30 years of experience in providing consulting engineering services to municipal stormwater clients at the local, state, and federal levels. He is a Past-President of the Virginia Section of ASCE and the Virginia Floodplain Management Association. He is a member of the Virginia Municipal Stormwater Association, the Western Virginia Floodplain Network, and the Joint Legislative Committee for ACEC Virginia.
Melanie D. Davenport, Director, Water Permitting Division
Melanie Davenport is the Director of the Water Permitting Division. This division includes stormwater, erosion and sediment control, wetlands, biosolids, animal operations, wastewater, nutrient trading, and compliance. Melanie has been the division director since 2011. Previously she was the director of enforcement at DEQ. She also worked for 10 years at a large law firm. She has a BA from Boston University in Marine Biology and a law degree from the College of William and Mary.
Erin Belt, Manager, Office of Stormwater Management
Erin Belt is the Program Manager for the DEQ Office of Stormwater Management. She has been with DEQ since 2014 and previously filled the roles of inspector and plan reviewer in the Stormwater Program. Before joining DEQ, she worked for two different localities in southeast Virginia and the state of Georgia in positions focused on stormwater and erosion and sediment control program compliance. Erin completed her undergraduate degrees in Forestry and Wildlife and her Master's in Wildlife Management & Ecology at the University of Georgia.
Drew Hammond, Director of Water Permits
Drew Hammond is the Director of Water Permits in the DEQ Water Permitting Division. He has been with DEQ since 2010 and previously filled the roles of team leader and program manager in the Stormwater Program. Before DEQ, Drew was a private consultant specializing in water and wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and land development. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Drew is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Registration: $25 for ACEC Virginia Members, $35 Local Government, $50 for Non-Members
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