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In Observance of Memorial Day, County Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019


Public Notice: Please take notice that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Work Session with VDOT on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm. This Work Session will be held in addition to the Regular Meeting already scheduled for that same evening at 7:00 pm.  Both the Work Session and the Regular Meeting will be held in the Boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office located at 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA. The purpose of the Work Session will be to discuss road priorities.

Also, a Regular Meeting has been scheduled on June 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The Regular Meeting will be held in addition to the Work Session already scheduled for that same evening at 5:00 pm. Both the Work Session and the Regular Meeting will be held in the Boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office located at 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA. The Regular Meeting was scheduled primarily to adopt the FY2019-20 budget; however, other items will likely be added to the Regular Meeting’s agenda as needed.
 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Request for Proposal Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/Public Safety Software Solution, Records Management System (RMS) 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING ELECTION INFORMATION: All Bedford County Voting precincts will have a Republican Primary to select a candidate for Sheriff. Voting precincts in the 23rd House District will also select a candidate for the House of Delegates.

If you are not already registered to vote, Virginians must apply to register to vote (or update their registration name and current address) NO LATER THAN MAY 20, 2019.

For the convenience of registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot, your Voter Registration Office will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on June 8, 2019, in addition to normal business hours. Requests for Absentee Ballots by mail may be made no later than 5:00 pm on June 4, 2019.

If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to re-register unless you have made a change to your address or name in which case you need to notify the Registrar in writing. You may also update your voter registration information on-line at the Department of Elections website at www.elections.virginia.gov.

 

 

 

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The Commonwealth of Virginia allows companies who comply with the state permitting process to apply biosolids (sewage sludge treated to specific standards) to permitted farm fields as fertilizer. The companies are paid by municipal wastewater treatment plants to dispose of the biosolids, and the material is provided to farmers for free.

Bedford County has adopted an ordinance to monitor the storage of biosolids, but localities have no power to regulate or halt the practice.

Effective January 1, 2008, the responsibility for regulating biosolids was transferred from the  Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The 2007 Virginia General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 694 requesting that the Secretary of Natural Resources and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources convene a panel of experts to study the impact of biosolids on human health and the environment. The meetings of the Biosolids Expert Panel are open to the public. To learn more about the panel’s work visit: www.deq.state.va.us/info/biosolidspanel.html

In 2008 DEQ began the process of amending the regulations pertaining to the land application and storage of biosolids and established the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Amendment of Regulations Pertaining to Biosolids after Transfer from the Virginia Department of Health to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The Technical Advisory Committee’s work was completed in 2009 and the proposed amended regulation went before the State Water Control Board (SWCB) on December 14, 2009 at which time the SWCB voted to allow the proposed amendments to proceed toward public comments and public hearing.  After further review and approval by the Department of Planning and Budget, the Secretary of Natural Resources and the Governor, DEQ hosted four Public Hearings across the Commonwealth in April of 2011 and a 60 day comment period was opened which included review and comment by the Attorney General’s office. Further amendments were made in response to comments received and the final permit amendments went before the SWCB on September 22, 2011 where they were approved and sent to the Attorney General for authority to promulgate the regulation and then to the Governor for his approval which was provided on June 12, 2013.  The amended regulations went into effect on September 1, 2013

Click here to read https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title9/agency25/chapter32/

Sewage/Sludge Biosolids


 

List of Permitted Parcels

Bedford County is providing a list of parcels that has been permitted by the state to receive biosolids application. These are permitted parcels only. They may not have had biosolids applied, and permitted parcels may never have biosolids applied. But the state deems they have met the requirements for application.

VIEW A MAP OF PERMITTED PARCELS

VIEW THE PARCEL LIST