Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Various Watersheds in Nelson County

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/7/2011  7:00 pm
Location Rockfish River Elementary School, 200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA 22920 
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
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) seek written and oral comments from interested persons on the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Implementation Plans (IPs) for the North Fork Rockfish River, South Fork Rockfish River, Rockfish River and Taylor Creek watersheds in Nelson County. The tributaries of the Rockfish were listed on the 2004 and 2006 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria; in addition, Taylor Creek was listed in 2008 as impaired due to violations of the State’s general water quality standard (benthic) for aquatic life. The bacteria impairment on the North Fork Rockfish begins in the headwaters and extends 7.2 miles to its confluence with the Rockfish River. The South Fork Rockfish bacterial impairment extends 11.6 miles from its headwaters to its confluence with the mainstem Rockfish River. The bacteria impairment on the Rockfish River extends from the confluence of its North and South Forks to its confluence with Davis Creek, which is a total of 6.5 miles. The benthic impairment on Taylor’s Creek extends 5 miles from its headwaters to the confluence with North Fork Perry Creek. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia require DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. This is the second public meeting on the development of these TMDLs and IPs. The TMDL document will be available on the DEQ website the day of the meeting for public comment and review: The public comment period for the second public meeting will end on October 7, 2011. Notice of this meeting and comment period appears in the August 29, 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: Tara Sieber 
Address: 4411 Early Road
PO Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7870    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: ()-