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Vol. 21, No. 10
December 20, 2013
Stormwater Management Regulations Approval
Governor McDonnell Attends Ribbon Cutting for Swan's Creek Stream Restoration
Alexandria Ordinance Revision to Comply with Virginia Stormwater Management Act

Vol. 21, No. 9
November 13, 2013
Public Comment for SWM Regulations and Construction Activity Permit
WSSI Archeologist Wins City of Alexandria Brenman Award
Reissuance of Seven COE Regional Permits
Bald Eagle Surveys

Vol. 21, No. 8
September 26, 2013
Pre-Application Consultation Strongly Recommended for Projects Requiring Land Use Approvals
Flugtag Recap: WSSI Overcomes Last Minute Repairs to Fly 40' and Take 2nd Place in People's Choice Award
Endangered and Threatened Species Alert: Surveys for the State-Threatened Wood Turtle are Underway
Waterless Urinals: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
DCR Cost Share Programs for Agricultural BMPs

Vol. 21, No. 7
September 19, 2013
Field Notes Special Editions: WSSI Dragon Flyers Taking Flight at National Red Bull Flugtag This Saturday

Vol. 21, No. 6
August 8, 2013
DEQ Construction Compliance Modifications
Agency Progress on New Stormwater Management Ordinances
DDOE Releases Stormwater Management Rule and Guidebook
WSSI Archeologists Discover Rare 18th Century Slave Overseers Dwelling
Cows in the River: Still a Need for BMPs

Vol. 21, No. 5
June 21, 2013
Field Notes Special Edition: Red Bull Selects WSSI for National Flugtag Event

Vol. 21, No. 4
June 6, 2013
DCR Minimum Standard Changes
Update on Fairfax County Horizontal and Vertical Datums
New Protocols for Determining Nutrient Removal with Stream Restoration
6th Annual Building Green with Concrete Workshop
WSSI Archeologists Help "Turn the Mill Around"

Vol. 21, No. 3
April 30, 2013
DCR's Construction General Permit Regulations Comment Period Announced
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey Window - Now Open
Fairfax County Process for FEMA LOMC
Wetland Studies/Peterson Foundation Mitigation Banking Research Symposium
It's Pogonia Season!
Another Great Turnout for Reston Kids' Trout Fishing Day
Dam Maintenance - State Regulated or Not, Maintenance is Essential

Vol. 21, No. 2
March 14, 2013
EPA Will Not Appeal Accotink Lawsuit
Arlington MS4 Permit Hearing
Fairfax County Stormwater Ordinance Update
Mussel Surveys
EPA Withdraws Turbidity Limit
Kids' Trout Fishing Day
DDOE Stormwater Rulemaking Comment Period
WSSI Sponsors Wetland Boot Camp for Educators

Vol. 21, No. 1
January 29, 2013
Judge Rules in Accotink Lawsuit
New Fairfax Floodplain Guidelines
Revised BMP Performance Standards
Fairfax RPA Boundaries Can Change
WSSI LID Website
WSSI Archeologists Featured on Local News
Service Spotlight: CivilTraining, LLC
Guest Article: Landowners Can Proceed with Trespass Claims
Guest Article: Virginia's Watery Wonderlands

Vol. 20, No. 8
November 18, 2012
Accotink TMDL Lawsuit
Changes to Loudoun FSM
Enforcement Procedures Modified by DEQ
New Tribal Notifications Delay Local Land Development Process
Revised Bald Eagle Regulations
Amended Dam Safety Regulations

Vol. 20, No. 7
September 18, 2012
Consequences of the Fairfax County Soils Map Update
Wood Turtle Surveys
Energy Balance Methodology featured in Stormwater Magazine

Vol. 20, No. 6
July 19, 2012
Accotink Stormwater Lawsuit
New Regional Supplement to COE Delineation Manual
INDUSTRY ALERT: Fairfax County Topographic Data
Bull Run Exceptional Waters Nomination Withdrawn
SAV Surveys
Archeology Symposium
Wetlands Bootcamp
PaveDrain® Seminar

Vol. 20, No. 5
May 31, 2012
New State Wetlands Permit (SPGP)
Stormwater Grandfathering
Wetlands Get Bigger
Tysons Corner Stormwater Management Guidance
Wounded Warrior Spring Turkey Hunt
Service Spotlight: Environmental Compliance
Reston Stream in Land and Water Magazine
Pervious Concrete Workshop

Vol. 20, No. 4
May 3, 2012
2012 Aerials
Kids' Fishing Day Recap
Pogonia Season
SAV Survey Window Open
Service Spotlight: Archeology
WSSI Excavates Loudoun Tavern
Pervious Pavement in Cold Weather
Potomac River Watershed Cleanup
CivilTraining Supports Troops
TMDL Workshop

Vol. 20, No. 3
March 14, 2012
NWP/SPGP Seminar
Countersinking Culverts
Lake Anne Dredging
Kids' Trout Fishing Day
Rooftops to Rivers II
LID Seminar

Vol. 20, No. 2
February 16, 2012
INDUSTRY NOTICE: Revised Nationwide Permits Announced

Vol. 20, No. 1
January 31, 2012
NWP Expirations Reminder
Wounded Warrior Hunt
GIS Department Assists ABMC
Thirsty Duck Buoyant Control Device
Fish Thriving in Big Rocky Run Stream Restoration
Revised Dam Safety Regulations
WSSI Now Providing Grant Writing Services

Vol. 19, No. 7
December 6, 2011
NWPs Expiring
Update on Impervious Area
EPA Requires Green Infrastructure in DC
Bald Eagle Search Window Starts
EPA Readies Expanded CWA Jurisdictions
FEMA Expands Alexandria Floodplains
WSSI SmartDraft Improves Productivity

Vol. 19, No. 6

September 15, 2011
Hunting Party Returns for SWAMP FEST
Virginia SWM Regulations Update
EPA Withdraws Turbidity Limit
Revised DEQ Notification Procedures
SWCB Proposed Water Reclamation and Reuse Regulations
Wood Turtle Surveys
Guest Article: Homeowners Guide to Amended Soils

Vol. 19, No. 5
August 8, 2011
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey Window - Now Open!
Fairfax County Initiates Public Review of Draft Green Building Policy
Amending Soils to Improve Water Quality
Before You Clear a Site - DOF Notification Is Required!
WSSI Recognized as Associate of the Year by HBAV

Vol. 19, No. 4
June 20, 2011
Stormwater Regulations Approved
Loudoun CBay Amendments Work Suspended
New 2011 Aerials
VDH Releases Rainwater Harvesting Guidelines
Bull Run Exceptional Waters Nomination
Fairfax County Soils Map Adoption
Building Green with Concrete Workshop

Vol. 19, No. 3
May 5, 2011
Accotink Watershed Red Alert
EPA Penalizes Builder and Locality
A Fun Kids Fishing Day
Federal Government Expands Jurisdiction
Building Code Limits Rain Water Storage
Volunteers Assist Morvin Park
Pogonia Season
Conservation Landscaping Award

Vol. 19, No. 2
April 4, 2011
SWM Regs Public Comment Period
Fertilizer Bill Passed
NWP Changes Proposed
Kids Trout Fishing Day
Spring Seeding
Trench Backfill Alternative
Endangered Species Compliance
VARTF Instrument Finalized
Stormy the Raindrop
NVSRB Receives CAA Award

Vol. 19, No. 1
February 2, 2011
Updates on Loudoun County CBay and Archeology
Prince William Environment Policy
Stream Crossings and CBay TMDL/WIP
SmartDraft Joins WSSI Family
WSSI Goes Solar and Receives Conservation Award

Vol. 18, No. 12
December 2, 2010
Seminar on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Vol. 18, No. 11
November 16, 2010
Seminar on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Vol. 18, No. 10
November 4, 2010
Updates on the Loudoun County CBay Regulations
FEMA Floodplain Maps
Pitfalls of Demolishing Old Buildings
COE Enforcement and Compliance Section Created
NTU Updates
Historic Cemeteries
SPGP Expiration Update

Vol. 18, No. 9
October 1, 2010
Updates on TMDL and WIP Comment Period
Update on Loudoun County Chesapeake Bay Regulations
Prince William County Comprehensive Plan Environment Chapter Update
Historic Water Use and Cut-Stone Cistern
DCR Stormwater Regulation Update
New Regional Supplement to COE Wetland Delineation Manual
October is Virginia Archeology Month
Trust Fund Estimate Validation Period Extended
WSSI is Now a GSA Contract Holder

Vol. 18, No. 8
September 2, 2010
Fairfax Revises Floodplains/Approves EQC Policy Changes
Loudoun Chesapeake Bay Meeting Reminder
Stormwater Runoff Violates Superfund Law
Accotink Creek TMDL
PWC Comprehensive Plan Public Hearings
EPA Rules to Drawing Board
Cultural Resources Updates
What's Blooming at WSSI

Vol. 18, No. 7
July 6, 2010
Erosion and Sediment Control Class at WSSI
High-Resolution Digital Aerials
Permits/Delineations Expire
Maintaining Construction Sites/Plans in Compliance
Loudoun CBay Regulation Update
New EPA Ruling Affecting Runoff
Fairfax BOS Reviewing EQC Policy Changes
New COE Request Form

Vol. 18, No. 6
June 3, 2010
Loudoun County Hearing on ChBay Regulations
PWC Environment Chapter and Beach Ordinance
It's Pogonia Season
Impervious Growth Update
Chesapeake Bay TMDL Timeline
Building Green Workshop
Civil/Survey CAD Training Available
MAC-IECA Conference

Vol. 18, No. 5
May 3, 2010
Loudoun CBay Regulation Update
Impervious Area Debate
Proposed Federal Stormwater Guidance
Trust Fund Payment Due June 8
Building Green with Concrete Workshop
Porous Asphalt at WSSI
Governor's Award

Vol. 18, No. 4
March 31, 2010
The Debate on Impervious Area and Population Growth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Vol. 18, No. 3
March 22, 2010
Loudoun CBay Act Progress
Stormwater Regulation Delay
Small Whorled Pogonia
Changes in VDOT SWM Requirements and Pond Culvert Maintenance Permits
CBay Act Phase III

Vol. 18, No. 2
February 4, 2010
DCR Stormwater Regulations Delayed
Loudoun Chesapeake Bay Hearing
Fairfax EQC Disturbances
New Dam Safety Bills

Vol. 18, No. 1
January 12, 2010
Dealing with Geese Seminar
Loudoun County CBay Hearing
Historic Preservation and Green Development
Stream Restoration Cake

Vol. 17, No. 8
December 15, 2009
Adoption/Implications of Stormwater Management Regulations
Loudoun County Chesapeake Bay Ordinance Moving Forward
Dealing with Geese Seminar
EQC Disturbances Workshop
PWC Environment Chapter Revisions
Sustainable Stormwater Consulting Offered
Wheelin' Sportsmen;
2009 EcoCEO

Vol. 17, No. 7
November 5, 2009
DCR Stormwater Regulations Almost Final
Accotink Creek TMDL Conflict
Loudoun County Pursues Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance
Chesapeake Bay Phase III Compliance Evaluation
EPA Stormwater Survey

Vol. 17, No. 6
September 11, 2009
Stormwater Regulations Change Alert

Vol. 17, No. 5
September 9, 2009
Stormwater Regulations Update
PWC Environment Chapter Changes
New PASA Requirements
EQC Changes
Survey Datum Issues
Green Initiatives
CU Structural Soil

Vol. 17, No. 4
June 16, 2009
VSMP Permit Compliance Updates
No Fairfax Chesapeake Bay Changes For Now
Concrete Containment System
Rainwater Harvesting System
Accredited WSSI Scientists

Vol. 17, No. 3
May 4, 2009
Stormwater Permits Update
Building Green Workshop
ETS Alert
Bathymetric Surveys
Global Warming Affecting Land Use Approvals
Chesapeake Bay's Proposed TMDL
Discharge of Dredged Material Definition Amended
NRCS Use of FAC- Vegetation Indicator Continues

Vol. 17, No. 2
April 8, 2009
All State Stormwater and E& S Permits Expire 7/1/2009
Loudoun County Pursuing Chesapeake Bay Regulations
Many Wetlands Permits Cannot Be Extended
Fairfax Looking at Stormwater Service District and EQC Tradeoffs
WSSI Archeologists Help Save 10,000-Year Old Rock Shelter

Vol. 17, No. 1
January 26, 2009
Fertilizer Legislation
Wetland Delineation Changes
Decline of CWA Enforcements
Stormwater Update
Economic Impact
MS-19 Misconceptions
ESC/VSMP Bulletins
Archeological Determinations
Animal Rescue

Vol. 16, No. 8
December 8, 2008
Stormwater / E & S Confusion
Chesapeake Bay Changes
Wetland Jurisdiction and Mitigation Update

Vol. 16, No. 7
September 8, 2008
Fairfax County RPA Meeting Update 

Vol. 16, No. 6
August 27, 2008
Fairfax County RPA News;
New Dam Requirements;
Virginia Water Protection Permit Revision
Swamp Pink Surveyors
Chesapeake Bay Updates
Landscaping Tour 

Vol. 16, No. 5
June 4, 2008
Cultural Resource Impacts
Adequate Outfall Guidance
ETS Alert
ISA Certified Arborists

Vol. 16, No. 4
May 2, 2008
Reminder:  Pervious Concrete Workshop and Demonstration

Vol. 16, No. 3
April 7, 2008
Pervious Concrete Workshop and Demonstration

Vol. 16, No. 2
March 20, 2008
EQC Changes
E & S Inspections
Wildlife Habitat
Pervious Concrete Demonstration

Vol. 16, No. 1
January 10, 2008
Stream, Resource Protection Area, and Chesapeake Bay Changes
Wetland Permit Assumption
Stormwater Management Changes: Pervious Concrete, Federal LID, and State Regulations
Wood Turtle Alert

Vol. 15, No. 7
September 19, 2007
Fairfax Suggests Resource Protection Area Expansion
LID Guidance
State Stormwater Management Regulations Move Forward
New Dam Regulations and Legislation
Green Building Practices

Vol. 15, No. 6
July 17, 2007
COE/DEQ Subdivision Recommendations
New Delineation Manual
RPA Guidance
New Chesapeake Bay Exception Forms
Goose Banding

Vol. 15, No. 5
June 15, 2007
NWP Conditions Released
Bald Eagle Protection Guidelines

Vol. 15, No. 4
June 7, 2007
SWM Regulatory Update;
Jurisdictional Wetlands and Streams Change
DEQ Expansion in State Programmatic General Permit
Fairfax Chesapeake Bay Amendments
Search for the Small Whorled Pogonia

Vol. 15, No. 3
May 22, 2007
Pervious Concrete Seminar

Vol. 15, No. 2
March 28, 2007
Endangered Species Alert
Nationwide Permits Revised;
LID Approval
Green Neighborhood Program Begins
Chesapeake Bay Changes

Vol. 15, No. 1
January 29, 2007
LID Hearing on February 1
Nationwide Permits Expire Without Replacement
DEQ May Expand Authority
Stream Mitigation Requirements are Unified

Vol. 14, No. 7
November 10, 2006
Changes to Nationwide Permits
Cultural Resource Zoning Amendments
New Plant Discoveries
WSSI Reaches Out and Wins Awards

Vol. 14, No. 6
August 31, 2006
Stream Mitigation Fees Increase
Fairfax Plan Submissions to Army Corps
Army Corps LID Requirements
Wetland Survey Requirements

Vol. 14, No. 5
July 17, 2006
Wetland Financial Analysis
New DEQ Permits
Bald Eagles
Fairfax RPA Map Changes 

Vol. 14, No. 4
June 20, 2006
The Supreme Court Ruled on the Limit of Federal Regulation of Streams and Wetlands - Or Did It?
DCR and U.S. Congress Suggest Sweeping Changes to Stormwater Regulations
Changes to the Prince William County DCSM
Reclassifying Perennial Streams to Intermittent in Fairfax County - Changes Lie Ahead
COE Nationwide Permits Set to Expire March 18, 2007

Vol. 14, No. 3
May 10, 2006
Endangered and Threatened Species Alert

Vol. 14, No. 2
April 28, 2006
WSSI Gold LEED Award
Stream Proposals
WOUS Permit Compliance
Bald Eagle Delisting
Stafford RPAs

Vol. 14, No. 1
February 17, 2006
Fairfax PFM Amendments Approved
Wetland Permits Proposed Revisions
Corps and Localities Coordination

Vol. 12, No. 8
December 6, 2005
WSSI Relocates
Volunteers in New Orleans
Responsible Land Disturbers Must Recertify

Vol. 12, No. 7
November 21, 2005
Regulatory Update on Streams, LID, Outfall Rules
Wetland Approval Duration

Vol. 12, No. 6
August 18, 2005
An Update on Archeology, Dam Safety, and Urban Geese
DEQ Community Meeting Announced

Vol. 12, No. 5
July 13, 2005
Fairfax County RPA Map Changes Approved
 Dam Standards Change

Vol. 12 No. 4
July 6, 2005
Fairfax Changing RPA Maps
Prince William Continues Work Sessions on DCSM Changes

Vol. 12, No. 3
June 7, 2005
Fairfax County Chesapeake Bay Maps
Vesting and Stream Character Battles Continue

Vol. 12, No. 2
March 9, 2005
A Seminar and Spring Update on RPAs, LID and Endangered Species

Vol. 12, No. 1
February 11, 2005
The Latest Changes in Prince William Vesting, Stormwater and Wetland Permits
Endangered Species

Vol. 11, No. 7
October 1, 2004
New Challenges Crop Up for Wetlands Permits, Chesapeake Bay Approvals, and Outfalls

Vol. 11, No. 6
September 8, 2004
Bulletin:  All Culvert Crossing Plans Must Change Now!

Vol. 11, No. 5
August 17, 2004
New Culvert Requirements and RPA Challenges

Vol. 11, No. 4
July 22, 2004
Low-Impact Development
Fairfax's Stormwater Utility
 RPA Battles

Vol. 11, No. 3
June 17, 2004
An Alphabet Soup of Change: LID, VPDES, RSCOD, FPL and EMO;
2nd Graders Study Wetlands

Vol. 11, No. 2
April 7, 2004
Endangered Species

Vol. 11, No. 1
February 27, 2004
Alexandria and Loudoun Consider Ordinance Changes
Becoming a Master Watershed Steward

Vol. 10, No. 9
November 18, 2003
New Development Restrictions:  LID and RPA Maps 

Vol. 10, No. 8
October 23, 2003
Permit Changes Will Affect All Site Plans

Vol. 10, No. 7
September 16, 2003
Northern Virginia Bay Act Changes Continue
EPA Calls In Reinforcements
How to Prevent Wetland "Accidents"

Vol. 10, No. 6
July 9, 2003
Fairfax Acts on Chesapeake Bay
Prince William Updates Comprehensive Plan
WEST NILE and other Wetland Issues

Vol. 10, No. 5.1
May 21, 2003
Issue Alert: Fairfax County Defers Chesapeake Bay Decision Until June 2, 2003

Vol. 10, No. 5
May 9, 2003
Fairfax County Launches a Boatload of Water Resource Regulation Changes
It's Pogonia Season!

Vol. 10, No. 4
April 17, 2003
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinances Updates
Local Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinances Updates
RPA Mapping in Fairfax County
Clean Water Act Grassroots Efforts
DEQ Crackdown

Vol. 10, No. 3 (.pdf 537 KB)
February 12, 2003
Chesapeake Bay Deadline Extended

Vol. 10, No. 2 (.pdf 148 KB)
January 21, 2003
VPDES and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Changes

Vol. 10, No. 1 (.pdf 340 KB)
January 6, 2003
Major Revisions to NOVA Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinances — Public Hearing Scheduled

Vol. 9, No. 3
(.pdf 402 KB)
September 24, 2002
Regulatory Changes Coming At All Government Levels

Vol. 9, No. 2 (.pdf 28 KB)
March 5, 2002
Nationwide Permit Extension

Vol. 9, No. 1 (.pdf 44 KB)
January 15 , 2002
New Nationwide Permits Published

Vol. 8, No. 3 (.pdf 117 KB)
May 7, 2001
State DCR Changes to Existing Regulations

Vol. 8, No. 2 (.pdf 412 KB)
February 6, 2001
The Good News Isn’t That Good and There is Bad News

Vol. 8, No. 1 (.pdf 1.47 MB)
January 2001
Loudoun County’s Green Infrastructure
Definitions and Status




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