Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Mill Creek Watershed Cleanup Plan - Northampton County

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/26/2011  6:30 pm
Location Northampton County Administrative Offices
7247 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 
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 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation, and the Northampton County Planning Department will host a public meeting on the development of a cleanup plan for a waterway in Northampton County. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the watershed cleanup plan. Citizens are invited to discuss the development of an Implementation Plan (IP) to address water quality impairments in the Mill Creek Watershed. Water quality monitoring indicates that levels of Dissolved Oxygen, pH, and bacteria in Mill Creek violate Virginia’s water quality standards for its designated recreation use. A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study for the Dissolved Oxygen impairment was approved by EPA in 2009 and is available on DEQ’s website at The Implementation Plan (IP) is developed to provide a clean up plan that will lead to attainment of the water quality standards. Public participation and stakeholder involvement are necessary in order to develop an effective and reasonable IP. This meeting will present the findings of the TMDL study and the necessary steps in the IP development. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and/or Work Groups will also be formed in order to provide detailed information during the IP process. The public comment period on the development of the IP will be from September 26, 2011 until October 26, 2011. Oral comments will be accepted and addressed at the public meeting. Notice of this meeting and comment period appears in the September 26, 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: Jennifer Howell  / TMDL Coordinator
Address: DEQ - Tidewater Regional Office
5636 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, 23462
Email Address:
Telephone: (757)518-2111    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-