The Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) administers the City's air, water, and noise improvement programs, which help preserve and protect the environment and public health and welfare. More...
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Every year, the City publishes the top ten environmental
highlights that were submitted by City Departments and City-based
organizations. The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, Infrastructure
& Environmental Division compiles this list which includes initiatives on
transportation, solid waste, stormwater and wastewater management, City
parkland and natural areas, green building and energy conservation. to view the full list, please visit the following:
As required by VDEQ, a public meeting will be held by VDEQ and NRG Energy on Tuesday, February 3 to obtain public comments regarding the NRG Energy's CAP recently submitted to VDEQ. The proposed CAP outlines remediation for two leaking 25,000-gallon heating oil tanks located underground at the PRGS site. Following this meeting, the public can submit comments to VDEQ by February 13, 2015.
Date: February 3, 2015Time: 7- 9 p.m.Location: City Hall, Sister Cities Conference Room #1101For more information, please contact Khoa Tran, T&ES Infrastructure and Environmental Quality, 703.746.4076.
Update the LTCP within three years from the issuance of the permit. Construction projects to improve sewer system performance, and improve water quality. Develop and implement green infrastructure pilot projects within the CSS. Continue implementing CSS Area Reduction Plan that requires developers to separate sewers in the CSS as redevelopment occurs.
City Recognizes Closure of GenOn Potomac River Generating StationFor decades, the GenOn Potomac River Generating Station was one of the largest sources of air pollutants in Northern Virginia. The closure of this facility today was a culmination of outreach and civic engagement from residents and local officials for more than 10 years. Closing down this coal-fired power plant is consistent with the City’s Eco-City Alexandria’s Environmental Action Plan, which focuses on environmental sustainability and long-range environmental planning efforts. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/GenOn.
Awards and Accomplishments
Mirant Potomac River Generating Station
Other Programs and Projects
OEQ performs the following tasks in an effort to achieve the environmental goals established in the City Council's Strategic Plan (Adopted 2004, Revised 2006 & 2010) which states that "Alexandria respects, protects and enhances the health of its citizens and the quality of its natural environment."
Additionally, OEQ advises and works with other City agencies and divisions on matters that impact the environment, and provides staff support to the City’s Environmental Policy Commission, which studies and makes recommendations on various projects and program initiatives that may have environmental impacts. The Commission meets on a monthly basis.
301 King Street, Room 3000
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.