» About VAEPO
The Virginia Environmental Professionals’ Organization (VAEPO) is a new organization to provide a support for local environmental designers, administrators and inspectors responsible for implementing environmental codes on a local level. The codes initially being focused on (but not limited to) are Erosion and Sediment Control, Storm Water Management, and Chesapeake Bay Act. There are already requests by some of our members to expand our scope of interests but at this time these issues are first and foremost due to the implementation deadlines.
This group is designated to perform assistance with education and outreach of all forms of environmental concerns. VAEPO will provide a common voice of all members to all agencies, entities and elected officials to make certain the concerns of the local environmental impacts are considered.
VAEPO will also provide an educational outreach program that will help localities meet their required programs both permitted or not. This program will help reach the goals and objectives of the state and EPA requirements & regulations. VAEPO will also be an avenue to assist DCR, DEQ, The Corp and other agencies/entities that need to get information and education out to the localities and the land disturbance design community.
A general individual member will include the professional organizations that provide education seminars and outreach for water quality and quantity, any university, college, community college, and local educational system that will assist with the education and outreach to achieve the water quality and quantity goals of the Commonwealth. Student membership is offered at a 50 percent discount.
The jurisdiction membership of this group consists of professional representatives from localities & jurisdictions environmental personnel, Design engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, DCR acceptable certified design/inspection/plan reviewers & program administrator, agricultural plan preparers, nutrient management professionals, and timbering partners.
Professional/Vendor/Manufacturer membership will consist of manufacturers and suppliers of environmental products that will provide a positive environmental conservation technique that can be assessed and proved buy DCR & the clearing house to be beneficial to the water quality/quantity impacts of land disturbance.