The Virginia General Assembly in the 1997 Water Quality Monitoring, Information and Restoration Act (WQMIR) directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to develop the EPA-required 303(d) and 305(b) reports in consultation with experts from the state’s universities. To meet the WQMIR academic consultation requirements, the DEQ asked the Virginia Water Resources Research Center (VWRRC) to organize and coordinate a Water Quality Academic Advisory Committee (WQAAC) to serve as an independent advisory body to the DEQ. The WQAAC reviews and evaluates the scientific merits of the DEQ’s existing and evolving water quality assessment procedures for the 305(b) and 303 (d) reports.
Nutrient Criteria Development for Flowing Surface Waters
2012 – AAC Report 2012 – Wadeable Streams
2010 – AAC Report 2010– Wadeable & Non-Wadeable Streams & Rivers
2006 – AAC Report 2006
Development of Aquatic Life Use Assessment Protocols for Class VII Waters
2013 – AAC 2013 Report
2012 – AAC 2012 Report