Guide to the Noman M. Cole, Jr. papers, 1962-1996

Noman M. Cole, Jr. C0066


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Noman M. Cole (Noman Monroe ), 1933-1997
Title Noman M. Cole, Jr. papers
Date 1962-1996
Physical Characteristics 19 linear feet (39 boxes)
Abstract This collection covers his environmental work (particularly in the area of water pollution control and reclamation) in Northern Virginia and other areas in the Commonwealth. Materials include reports on the design, operation, and performance of pollution control systems; correspondence; studies; news clippings; and motion picture film. Organizations in the collection include: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia State Water Control Board, Metropolitan Council of Governments, and Fairfax County Government.
Collection number C0066
Language English

Biographical Information

Noman M. Cole, Jr. was a leading figure in the area of environmental quality in the Northern Virginia area and elsewhere. Mr. Cole served in a variety of state and local assignments pertaining to pollution control. He was technical and policy adviser to Governors John Dalton and Linwood Holton on energy and water pollution abatement. The government of Fairfax County and civic groups received guidance from him as well. Mr. Cole also was the principal author of the 1971 Occoquan Watershed Policy, which prompted creation of a sewage authority there as well as of a world-class treatment plant.

Mr. Cole's expertise also extended to global issues. He was a nuclear engineer who was a leader in the inspection and rectification of problems involving the reactor after the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania. He served on the Ukrainian international jury reviewing proposals to stabilize Chernobyl Unit No. 4 after the disaster there. Mr. Cole assisted the Russian government in defueling its nuclear-powered submarines.

Later in his life, and most importantly for the Northern Virginia region, he developed a number of plants and processes to aid in the reclamation of water from the upper Occoquan and consequentially, the lower Potomac watersheds. His engineering expertise and unmitigated success in this area led grateful water treatment officials to name a plant in Lorton, Virginia in his name.

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Scope and Content

This collection covers his environmental work (particularly in the area of water pollution control and reclamation) in Northern Virginia and other areas in the Commonwealth. Materials include reports on the design, operation, and performance of pollution control systems; correspondence; studies; news clippings; and motion picture film. Organizations in the collection include: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia State Water Control Board, Metropolitan Council of Governments, and Fairfax County Government.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the Carol D. Litchfield Microbiology collection.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Cole, Noman M. (Noman Monroe ), 1933-1997

Corporate Names:

Virginia. Dept. of Environmental Quality.
Virginia. State Water Control Board.

Geographical Names:

Fairfax County (Va.)--Politics and government.

Subjects:

Environmental policy--Virginia.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Noman M. Cole, Jr. papers, Collection #C0066, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Janet Cole in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed in March 2009 by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty.

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Contents List

Noman Cole
Box Folder
1 1 Pohick Plant Expansion 18 to 36 MGD (1972 - 73) Lower Potomac Plant.
2 Pohick Plant Expansion 18 to 36 MGD (1972 - 73) Lower Potomac Plant.
3 Pohick Plant Expansion 18 to 36 MGD (1972 - 73) Lower Potomac Plant.
4 Court Cases.
5 Letter from James E. Ryan, Jr.
6 HYDRILLA.
Box Folder
2 1 Lower Potomac Plant Operations.
2 Pohick Plant - Feasibility Report.
3 Pohick Plant Design Corrections Property of N. Cole.
4 Pohick Plant Bypass Line, etc.
5 Mason Neck/Lower Potomac Plant Proposed Expansion - 1988.
6 Re: Lower Potomac Plant Carbon Columns - 1979.
7 Pohick Plant Newsclips 1970.
Box Folder
3 1 Educational Materials on Sewage Treatment.
2 Educational Materials on Sewage Treatment.
3 Chesapeake Bay Technical Reports.
4 Washington Area Treatment Plant Data Reports 1990 - 1992.
5 Roanoke Matters.
6 Mattawomen Sewage Plant.
7 Alexandria Plant 1970 - 1974.
8 Draft for Public Review Comment.
Box Folder
4 1 WSSC and Blue Plans Agreement June 1974.
2 WSSC and Blue Plans Agreement June 1974.
3 Embayment Standards 1994 - 1996 [ I ].
4 Embayment Standards 1994 - 1996 [ II ].
5 Embayment Standards 1994 - 1996 [ III ].
Box Folder
5 1 1992 to 1994 Embayment Standards Viewgraphs.
2 Embayment Standards Letters, etc. 1995 - 1996.
3 HRSD Newsclips.
4 New Treatment Process [ I ].
5 New Treatment Process [ II ].
6 Embayment Standards Letters 1994.
Box Folder
6 1 Misc. Studies - NHO3 - NO3; Phosphorus; Viruses, etc [ II ].
2 Misc. Studies - NHO3 - NO3; Phosphorus; Viruses, etc [ I ].
3 Embayment Standards 1995.
4 backup V.G (P/NH4).
5 C -
6 B - SS.
7 A - SS.
8 Cole (Dizevegn Historian).
9 Summary of Issues Concerning Viruses in Sewage plant Effluent and the Role of Suspended Solids i Controlling Viruses.
10 Sequence of Events Regarding the Matter of Potomac Embayment Standards.
11 Shenandoah River Pumpover Water Supply Proposal 1977 for Governor John Dalton [ I ].
12 Shenandoah River Pumpover Water Supply Proposal 1977 for Governor John Dalton [ II ].
Box Folder
7 1 Report of Committee Assigned to Study the Means of Encouraging Industrial Development in Fairfax County. October 1976.
2 Energy Action Program for Virginia - 1977 for Lt. Gov. John N. Dalton [ I ].
3 Energy Action Program for Virginia - 1977 for Lt. Gov. John N. Dalton [ II ].
4 Fairfax County Goals Advisory Commission December in 1987 [ I ].
5 Fairfax County Goals Advisory Commission December in 1987 [ II ].
Box Folder
8 1 Commission on Fiscal and Spending Priorities 1992. Fairfax County [ I ].
2 Commission on Fiscal and Spending Priorities 1992. Fairfax County [ II ].
3 Commission on Fiscal and Spending Priorities 1992. Fairfax County [ III ].
4 Dominion Semi - Conductor - Sodium Issue.
5 Dominion Semi - Conductor - Sodium Issue.
Box Folder
9 1 Dominion Semi - Conductor / Sodium Concentration [ I ].
2 Dominion Semi - Conductor / Sodium Concentration [ II ].
3 Dominion Semi - Conductor / Sodium Concentration [ III ].
4 Embayment Standards XX - 93.
5 Embayment Standards XX - 93.
Box Folder
10 1 New Changes to Va SWCB Laws / Regs.
2 County SWCB Embayment Correspondents.
3 County / SWCB Study - Feb 91.
4 SWCB Cancellation of Embayment.
5 Overall Summary of plant Performance.
6 Resolution of Embayment.
7 back Ground VGI Sewage Plants.
8 Special - Extra.
9 Orig Task Force VG Feb 1991.
10 1992 Viewgrephs.
11 1993 Viewgrephs Presentation.
12 Embayment Standards.
13 Embayment Standards 1993.
14 Final Version 93.
15 Total Suspended Solids UG.
16 Basic Issue Embayment Standards.
17 a) Potomac Enforcement Early 1970's / b) Embayment Standards.
Box Folder
11 1 Potomac Plants 1971 Re: Embayment Standards.
2 Embayment Standards Mooney Plant - 1978.
3 Embayment Standards 1981.
4 History Embayment Standards 1983.
5 VIMS / NVPPC - Embayment Efficient Recommendation 1983 - ??
6 Gunston Cove Embayment Study 1985 Carl Cerco.
7 Potomac Embayments Wasteload Allocation Study 1987.
8 Embayment Standard Issue 1988.
9 Run - Off 1983.
10 Fairfax Resolution 1991.
11 Task Force Report.
12 Embayment Standards N. Cole Review - Nov. 1991.
Box Folder
12 1 Summary of Sewage Plant Performance.
2 Presentation Outline.
3 Fairfax Board Resolution.
4 Newsclips - 1991 Embayment Standards Issue.
5 Algal Bloom Rpt. and N. Cole Reaction.
6 1983 Algal Bloom Rpt. Jaworski et al.
7 COG Report.
8 Algae Panel Report.
9 COG - Lowering of Standards.
10 Detail history - Fairfax County.
11 Fairfax history of Lowering Standards Gozikowski - Sep 30. 1981.
12 Algae - Phosphorus Studies.
13 Urban Runoff Project.
Box Folder
13 1 The 1983 Potomac River Algae Problem.
2 Blue Plains - 1983.
3 Runoff 4 L.
4 Weather 3 L.
5 Outline Initial Findings 1 L.
6 COG and F.
7 N. Cole Potomac Study.
8 Plan Supplement Final Approved Draft Dec. 18, 1980.
9 1983 - 1985 Potomac River Algae [ I ].
10 1983 - 1985 Potomac River Algae [ II ].
11 1983 - 1985 Potomac River Algae [ III ].
12 Sept. 27 Hearing - SWCB.
Box Folder
14 1 Definitions.
2 Plant Location and Capacity (% Virginia).
3 Compromiser.
4 Extra Copies.
5 County and SWCB Itrs 1983 - Potomac Prob.
6 Conclusions 8 Small.
7 Nitrification 7 Small.
8 Area Plants 6 Small.
9 Lakes and Embayment 5 Small.
10 Weather 3 Small.
11 Algae Obser 2 Small.
12 Outline: Initial Findings 1 Small.
13 County Position on Algae.
14 COG - Algae Report 1983.
15 Cost Data.
16 COG Computer Model.
17 Recommended Action 8 L.
18 Conclusions 8 L.
19 Nitrify 7 L.
20 Metro Area - Phosphorus Comparison.
21 Area Performance 6 L.
22 History.
23 Lakes and Embayment 5 L.
24 1983 Wastewater Treatment Division Department of Public Works.
25 1980 Annual Report of Alexandria Sanitation Authority.
26 Assessment of 1978 Water Quality Conditions in the Upper Potomac Estuary.
27 1983 - Plant Data on Phosphorus.
28 1983 - Blue Plains Operating Date.
29 1982 - Blue Plains Data.
30 1983 - Blue Plain Permit and Court Order.
31 Lower Potomac Plant Phosphorus Discharges.
32 Weather and River Flow.
33 River Flow.
34 Choph A Sampling.
35 1983 - River Data.
Box Folder
15 1 Virginia State Water Control Board Involvement in the Blue Plains Sewage System Problems - 1970 - 1974 [ I ].
2 Virginia State Water Control Board Involvement in the Blue Plains Sewage System Problems - 1970 - 1974 [ II ].
3 Virginia State Water Control Board Involvement in the Blue Plains Sewage System Problems - 1970 - 1974 [ III ].
4 Blue Plains, Sep 1970 to Dec 1971.
5 Blue Plains, Sep 1970 to Dec 1971.
Box Folder
16 1 Blue Plains Design Date and Permit [ I ].
2 Blue Plains Design Date and Permit [ II ].
3 Blue Plains Masters [ I ].
4 Blue Plains Masters [ II ].
5 Washington Area Proposal.
6 Blue Plains Bill.
Box Folder
17 1 Blue Plains Case 1973 - 1974 [ I ].
2 Blue Plains Case 1973 - 1974 [ II ].
3 Blue Plains Case 1973 - 1974 [ III ].
4 Miscellaneous Files on Blue Plains (1978 - 1979).
5 Blue Plains Out Flows 1970 - 1972.
6 Current Water Quality Conditions and Investigations in the upper Potomac River Tidal System: Technical Report No. 41 May 1970.
7 Water Quality and Wastewater Loadings Upper Potomac Estuary During 1969 November 1969.
8 The Potomac Interceptor: Symbol of Metropolitan Cooperation Sept. 1968.
9 Water Pollution COntrol Plant of the District of Columbia, March 1967.
10 Project C: Improvements to the Sewerage System of the Nation's Capital April 1st 1968.
11 Wolman, Abel and Geyor, John C. Report on Sanitary Sewers and Wastewater Disposal in the Washington Metropolitan Region, 1962.
Box Folder
18 1 Blue Plains, January 1972, and other Letters, etc.
2 Report of the Committee on Water Quality Criteria.
3 An Ecological Evaluation of the Heated Discharge from the Possem Point Power Station on Photoplankton Blooms in the Potomac River Estuary. February 11, 1972.
4 A Report of Progress and Conclusions january 1973.
5 Blue Plains 1995 - 1996 Nitrogen Removal.
6 Blue Plains and Washington Area Wastewater Treatment Plants Take Leadership Role in Cleaning up the Potomac River.
7 Blue Plains Intermunicipal Agreement of 1985.
8 Blue Plains Case 1983 - 1984.
Box Folder
19 1 Potomac Estuary Water Quality Sensitivity Analysis.
2 DC Sludge 1983.
3 Blue Plains 1974. Agreements for Sept. 1973 Lawsuit.
4 CDM, Blue Plains Study.
5 Virginia State Water Control Board Involvement in the Blue Plains Sewage Problems 1970 - 1974 [ I ].
6 Virginia State Water Control Board Involvement in the Blue Plains Sewage Problems 1970 - 1974 [ II ].
7 Virginia State Water Control Board Involvement in the Blue Plains Sewage Problems 1970 - 1974 [ III ].
Box Folder
20 1 Chapter 10, Study Area I Water Quality Management Plan for Northern Virginia. Draft, April 1974.
2 Phase I, Water Quality Management Plan for Northern Virginia. Drafts, October 1973.
3 Study Area I Wastewater Treatment Study Phase I Draft, November 1973.
Box Folder
21 1 Northern Fairfax / Dulles / Leesburg / Loudoun County 1973 - 1974 [ I ].
2 Northern Fairfax / Dulles / Leesburg / Loudoun County 1973 - 1974 [ II ].
3 Northern Fairfax / Dulles / Leesburg / Loudoun County 1973 - 1974 [ III ].
4 Northern Fairfax / Dulles / Leesburg / Loudoun County 1973 - 1974 [ IV ].
5 Miscellaneous Files on Study Area I.
6 Summary Report to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Concerning the Sewer Situation in the Northern Portion of Fairfax County Feb. 12, 1976.
Box Folder
22 1 Study Area I Wastewater Treatment Study Phase 2. Draft, April 1974.
2 Reston Preliminary Wastewater Management Study. Feb 1974.
3 Moratorium - Fairfax County 1970 - 1971.
4 Fairfax County Sewer Overload Problem 1970.
5 Study Area I.
Box Folder
23 1 Fairfax County's Long and Short Range Sewage Programs 1970 [ I ].
2 Fairfax County's Long and Short Range Sewage Programs 1970 [ II ].
3 Fairfax County's Sewage Problems of 1970 and 1971 [ I ].
4 Fairfax County's Sewage Problems of 1970 and 1971 [ II ].
5 1976 Sewer Committee.
Box Folder
24 1 Fairfax Case Camelot Builders V. Board of Supervisors 1973 [ I ].
2 Fairfax Case Camelot Builders V. Board of Supervisors 1973 [ II ].
3 Fairfax Case Camelot Builders V. Board of Supervisors 1973 [ III ].
4 "F" Street Pumping Station and Wastage Plant 1974 [ I ].
5 "F" Street Pumping Station and Nestage Plant 1974 [ II ].
6 Occoquan Basin Study March 1982.
Box Folder
25 1 FCWA (Re: OBS) 1981.
2 Settlement of the Occoquan Basin Case January 1985.
3 Review of the Fairfax County Planning Staff's Occoquan Basin Study. Oct 17, 1983.
4 Report "Fun and Games wit Sewers in Fairfax County" 1983.
Box Folder
26 1 Occoquan, Letters 1970 and 1971 1 of 2.
2 Occoquan, Letters 1970 and 1971 2 of 2.
3 Occoquan, Report and Letters 1 of 2.
4 Occoquan, Report and Letters 2 of 2.
5 Draft Tahoe East for the Occoquan December 1970.
6 Tahoe East for the Occoquen January 15, 1971.
Box Folder
27 1 Lake Tahoe Plant 1 of 2.
2 Lake Tahoe Plant 2 of 2.
3 Fairfax - Interim Occoquan Plan and Fairfax cost and financial Data 1970 - 1972.
4 Fairfax - Interim Occoquan Plan and Fairfax Cost and Financial Data - 1971 and 1972.
5 P.W. County Issue, 1972.
6 Files and Letters - Town of Manassas Interim Occoquan Plan 1971 - 1973.
Box Folder
28 1 Manassas Park.
2 Loudoun County. The Occoquan Basin 1971 - 72.
3 Fauquier County - Occoquan.
4 Summary Report - Occoquan Virus Issue (Master Draft) April 24, 1971.
5 Summary Report - Occoquan Virus Issue (Revised) May 15, 1971.
6 Advanced Wastewater Treatment as Practiced at south Tahoe. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office. August 1971.
7 Wastewater Treatment at lake Tahoe.
8 Eutrophication of Surface waters - Indian Creek Reservoir. First Progress Report May 1970.
9 New Concepts in Water Purification Van Nostrand Reinhold Environmental Engineering Series 1974.
Box Folder
29 1 Summary of Facility Plan for South Tahoe Public Utility District Wastewater Treatment System. May 1978.
2 A Cost Apportionment Study for the Occoquan Watershed. August 17, 1970.
3 Phosphorus Removal with Alum February 22, 1971.
4 Wastewater Reuse Early 1970's.
5 Occoquan - UOSA Newsclips - 1970 - 1980 1 of 2.
6 Occoquan - UOSA Newsclips - 1970 - 1980 2 of 2.
Box Folder
30 1 Reports and Letters - USOA - Volume II. Mid 1970 to 1980 1 of 3.
2 Reports and Letters - USOA - Volume II. Mid 1970 to 1980 2 of 3.
3 Reports and Letters - USOA - Volume II. Mid 1970 to 1980 3 of 3.
4 Articles and Reports - Source of Pollution in the Occoquan Reservoir . October 1978.
Box Folder
31 1 Movie on the Lake Tahoe Treatment Plant "Wastewater" - Reject or Resource?.
2 UOSA/GMSD Evaluation Based on FY 80 Data.
3 Occoquan Case - Crouch - Vol I - 1973 1 of 4.
4 Occoquan Case - Crouch - Vol I - 1973 2 of 4.
5 Occoquan Case - Crouch - Vol I - 1973 3 of 4.
6 Occoquan Case - Crouch - Vol I - 1973 4 of 4.
Box Folder
32 1 Occoquan Case - Crouch - Vol I 1973 4 of 4.
2 Occoquan Case - Crouch -m Vol - II - Calculations and Projects.
3 VG - Small Jurisdiction Account.
4 VG - Large Jurisdiction Account.
5 UOSA Study 1984.
6 Flow Capacities.
7 SWCB - O.P. 1971.
8 UOSA Letter. May 5, 1972.
9 O.P - SWCB March, 1981.
10 UOSA Letter June 26, 1972.
11 Nitrogen.
12 Plant Expansion.
13 SWCB Actions.
14 Occoquan Policy.
15 Water Reuse - Viruses.
16 Miscellanies Files Related to UOSA 1 of 4.
Box Folder
33 1 Miscellaneous Files Related to UOSA 2 of 4.
2 Miscellaneous Files Related to UOSA 3 of 4.
3 Miscellaneous Files Related to UOSA 4 of 4.
4 An Outline Plan for Wastewater Management in the Occoquan Watershed. April 1970.
5 Interm Report to the Virginia Water Control Board upon a Comprehensive Pollution Abatement Program for the Occoquan Watershed March 18, 1970.
6 1969 Occoquan Reservoir Study April 1970.
7 Report to the Virginia State Water Control Board on Virus Removal by Wastewater and Water Treatment Process. May 6, 1971.
Box Folder
34 1 Bull Run Sewage Plan. March 1971.
2 Development of the Occoquan Policy and UOSA Chronology. Noman M. Cole, Jr.
3 Background information on the Issue of Urban Runoff and incremental increase in Sewer Capacity.
4 Commonwealth of Virginia Waterworks Regulations. June, 1977.
5 Summary Report Concerning EPA's "Operable unit" Requirement And Its Effects on the Capital Cost of the UOSA Project. October 19, 1978.
6 Reverification of Occoquan Basin Computer Model for Post - AWT Conditions. November 1982.
7 Settlement with Prince William County, Manassas Park, City of Manassas over Use of UOSA, by SWCB. December 1984.
8 Fun and Games with Sewers in Fairfax County.
Box Folder
35 1 UOSA Plant Evaluation Study. April 1984.
2 Nitrogen (UOSA).
3 UOSA Sludge.
4 Work Product.
5 UOSA and GMSD Cost Issues.
6 GMSD Inf.
7 UOSA - Monthly Report.
8 Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory.
9 Burp.
10 OWML - Letter.
Box Folder
36 1 Impact of Run-off on Chlorophyll "A" Levels in Occoquan Reservoir per OBS.
2 Toxic Chemical Control.
3 Carbon Columns - UOSA.
4 UOSA / DAM.
5 Slides - Occoquan Reservoir, 1969.
6 Upper Occoquan Sewage Authority Solid Management Report. January 1976.
7 Regional Water Reclamation Plant. Brochure
8 Regional Water Reclamation Plant A Failure Modes and Effect Analysis. October, 1973.
9 Regional Water Reclamation Project Interceptor Sewers Phase A. Contract No. 73 - 1 - 01.
10 Regional Water Reclamation Project Sewage Pump Stations Phase A. Contract No. 73 - PS - 01.
Box Folder
37 1 Regional Water Reclamation Project, Water Reclamation plant Phase A. Contract No. 73 - PS - 01, 1 of 2.
2 Regional Water Reclamation Project, Water Reclamation plant Phase A. Contract No. 73 - PS - 01, 2 of 2.
3 Regional Water Reclamation Plan Volume II - Preliminary Plans.
4 FCWA Funding of Monitoring Program. 1971 - 1972.
5 Occoquan Interim Expansion Policy, 1971 - 1973.
Box Folder
38 1 Regional Water Reclamation Plan.Volume I report.
2 P.W. County Issue. 1971 - 1973 1 of 2.
3 P.W. County Issue. 1971 - 1973 2 of 2.
Box Folder
39 1 Upper Occoquan Authority 1 of 3.
2 Upper Occoquan Authority 2 of 3.
3 Upper Occoquan Authority 3 of 3.
4 Misc. Files on Occoquan (UOSA). 1979 - 1984 1 of 2.
5 Misc. Files on Occoquan (UOSA). 1979 - 1984 2 of 2.
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