Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Water Quality Restoration Study (TMDL) - James River and Tributaries (Henrico, Charles City, Prince George and Surry Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 8/2/2011  6:00 pm
Location Charles City County Government & School Board Administration Building Auditorium, 10900 Courthouse Road, Charles City, Virginia 23030 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and study consultant, MapTech Inc, are presenting preliminary data for the initiation of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study to restore water quality at a public meeting, an opportunity for the public to share their knowledge of the watershed, and a public comment period following the meeting. MEETING DESCRIPTION: Public meeting on a study to restore water quality along the James River and Tributaries within the jurisdictions mentioned above. Meeting will feature information gathered for the watershed including land use, water quality monitoring, and suspected sources of bacteria. Those attending the meeting are invited to ask questions and to contribute their knowledge of the watershed. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: Virginia agencies have been working to identify sources of the bacterial contamination in the waters of the James River and it’s tributaries. These streams are impaired for failure to meet the Primary Contact (Recreational or Swimming) designated use because of bacteria standard violations. The study reports on the sources of bacterial contamination and recommends total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs, for the impaired waters. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, bacterial levels need to be reduced to the TMDL amount. The comment period will begin on August 3, 2011, and end on September 1, 2011. Additional information on impaired waters is available on the DEQ web site at Notice of this meeting will be published in the August 1, 2011, Virginia Register.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Margaret Smigo  / TMDL Coordinator
Address: DEQ - Piedmont Regional Office
4949A Cox Road
Glen Allen, 23060
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)527-5124    FAX: (804)527-5106    TDD: ()-