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Virginia, DEQ: Meeting the Virginia Stormwater Management Quantity Treatment
Requirements – Then and Now

ACEC Virginia and
DEQ have partnered to bring our members a webinar series to discuss topics
surrounding Virginia’s environment.

1.5 PDHs


  • Stormwater
    Quantity – Then & Now
  • Channel Protection
  • Flood Protection
  • Defining the terms
    of channel & flood protection regulations
  • SWM and ESC
  • Q&A

Facilitator:Don Rissmeyer P.E., CFM, Associate, A.
Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc.

Don Rissmeyer is a licensed Professional
Engineer in multiple states and a Certified Floodplain Manager with more than
30 years of experience in providing consulting engineering services to
municipal stormwater clients at the local, state, and federal level. He
is a Past-President of the Virginia Section of ASCE and the Virginia Floodplain
Management Association. He is a member of the Virginia Municipal Stormwater
Association, the Western Virginia Floodplain Network, and the Joint Legislative
Committee for ACEC Virginia.


D. Davenport, Director, Water Permitting Division

Davenport is the Director of the Water Permitting Division. This division
includes stormwater, erosion and sediment control, wetlands, biosolids, animal
operations, wastewater, nutrient trading, and compliance. Melanie has been the
division director since 2011. Previously she was the director of enforcement at
DEQ. She also worked for 10 years at a large law firm. She has a BA from Boston
University in Marine Biology and a law degree from the College of William and

Belt, Manager, Office of Stormwater Management

Belt is the Program Manager for the DEQ Office of Stormwater Management. She
has been with DEQ since 2014 and previously filled the roles of inspector and
plan reviewer in the Stormwater Program. Before joining DEQ, she worked for two
different localities in southeast Virginia and the state of Georgia in positions
focused on stormwater and erosion and sediment control program compliance. Erin
completed her undergraduate degrees in Forestry and Wildlife and her Master’s
in Wildlife Management & Ecology at the University of Georgia.

Hammond, Director of Water Permits

Hammond is the Director of Water Permits in the DEQ Water Permitting Division.
He has been with DEQ since 2010 and previously filled the roles of team leader
and program manager in the Stormwater Program. Before DEQ, Drew was a private
consultant specializing in water and wastewater treatment, stormwater
management, and land development. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a
Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Drew is also a licensed
Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Course Type

Online Series

Delivery Type

On Demand, Online, Self-Paced

PDH Credit


Price (Member)


Price (Non-Member)


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