Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Implementation Plan Development for Portions of Banister River (Halifax County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/29/2011  7:00 pm
Location VA Extension Office
USDA Farm Services Building
171 South Main Street
Halifax, VA 24558 
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 an Implementation Plan (IP) for bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) on a 13.18 miles segment of the Lower Banister River from Elkhorn Creek to Banister Lake, the entire 9.66 miles of Polecat Creek, and 11.78 miles of Sandy Creek from Johns Run to its mouth. These portions of the Banister River watershed are located in Halifax County, including the Town of Halifax. The TMDL study for these stream impairments was completed in November, 2007, and can be found in the Bacteria TMDLs for Banister River, Bearskin Creek, Cherrystone Creek, Polecat Creek, Stinking River, Sandy Creek, and Whitethorn Creek Watersheds study report on DEQ’s website at Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an IP for approved TMDLs. The IP should provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. The IP should also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. At this meeting, development of the implementation plan will be discussed and citizens will learn how they can be part of the public participation process. The public comment period on the information presented will be from November 29, 2011 until December 29, 2011. A fact sheet on the development of the IP is available upon request. Notice of this meeting will be published on November 21, 2011 in the 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: Eileen Rowan 
Address: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
8 Radford St., Suite 102A
Christiansburg, 24073
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