Dear Waterworks Owner and Other Interested Parties:
Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, Congress authorizes capitalization grants to the states through the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWSRF). As part of the annual DWSRF grant application process Virginia seeks meaningful public involvement through input, review, and comments. The VDH's Office of Drinking Water (ODW) has prepared a draft Intended Use Plan (IUP) that explains the goals of the program, funding priorities, how VDH intends to use the grant funds and other important information submitted from the funding requests and set-aside suggestions.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) received numerous funding requests and set-aside suggestions following the January 2013 DWSRF funding solicitation announcement. The draft 2014 IUP and draft project lists (available below) are open for review and comment by the public for a period of sixty days. The document entitled "Virginia Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Design Manual" (dated January, 2013) is a part of the Intended Use Plan and was mailed in the January announcement and placed on our website. The Program Design Manual provides information on VDH’s project prioritization criteria and methodologies.
The VDH will hold a public meeting to solicit comments and recommendations regarding the 2014 IUP on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the ODW’s East Central Field Office, 300 Turner Road, Richmond, VA 23225. Those individuals planning to attend the public meeting should contact Theresa Hewlett at (804) 864-7501 by the close of business on January 3, 2014.
Any written comments from the public are to be submitted by January 31, 2014; the close of the public comment period. VDH will consider all meaningful public input and comments and make revisions to the IUP and project priority lists if necessary. The VDH's Office of Drinking Water (Please direct your requests for information and forward written comments to:
Steven Pellei, PE
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Drinking Water
James Madison Building
109 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Voice: (804) 864-7500
Fax: (804) 864-7521