DEQ Wegmans Permit Hearing 

Many people have asked for help navigating the wetlands and environmental impact information. We've provided a fantastic summary document at the bottom of this page, but before we get to that, here are some key dates & times to take note of.

 

Sunday, July 19th at 7:00 PM - Community Virtual Meeting

Protect Hanover leadership plans to host a Zoom discussion.  The purpose is to cover the environmental issues that will be discussed in the hearing and answer any questions that you might have. When the meeting is about to begin, choose either the Web or Phone option to attend below:

Method 1 - Web Login: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85099393462

 

Method 2 - Phone-In:

Dial:   1 (929)-205-6099 

Meeting ID:    850  9939  3462

 

Monday, July 20 at 6:30 PM - DEQ Virtual Permit Hearing

Whether you wish to speak or not, we encourage ALL community members to attend the hearing (either through web access or dialing in by phone) and show that you care about the impacts of this project.   More information about the hearing and the permit documents can be found here:

https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Wegmans.aspx

You can register to speak or to listen to Monday's hearing by registering here:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4223610498397315854

Tuesday, August 4 - DEQ Comment Period Deadline

If you can't attend the virtual meeting (although every resident should try), the comment period to submit your letters to DEQ closes on Tuesday, August 4.  This is a great opportunity to expand on your public comments or to speak out if you are unable to speak in the virtual setting.

Lets Talk About the EVIDENCE

This information is intended to help you understand WHY the Wegmans permit should be denied.  There are many other issues and this is by no means exhaustive.  Download the PDF file above where we've prepared a fantastic summary of the problems with the Wetlands Delineation performed on the proposed site.  It also has emails (obtained through "Freedom of Information Act" requests) that indicate people were actively trying to lower the amount of wetlands that they would report, compared to what the initial findings indicated. After you read through it, please bring your questions to our community meeting on Sunday evening and there will be several experts there to provide some answers.

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