Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Studies on Sugarland Run, Mine Run, and Pimmit Run

Meeting Details
Date / Time 12/14/2011  7:00 pm
Location Great Falls Library, Meeting Room
9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Virginia 22066 
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 (DEQ) and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announce a Public Meeting to present the results of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies on Sugarland Run, Mine Run, and Pimmit Run. MEETING DESCRIPTION: This is the final public meeting for this project. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the study with community members and present the project results. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: Portions of the streams have been identified as impaired on the Clean Water Act §303(d) list for not supporting Virginia’s water quality recreational use standard due to exceedances of the bacteria criterion. Virginia agencies are working to identify the sources of bacteria contamination in these stream segments. During this study, DEQ developed a total maximum daily load, or a TMDL, for each of the impaired stream segments. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, pollutant levels have to be reduced to the TMDL allocated amount. The public comment period on materials presented at the Public Meeting will extend from December 14, 2011 to January 13, 2012. Notice of this meeting and comment period will be published in the Virginia Register on December 5, 2011.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Katie Conaway 
Address: VDEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
Telephone: (703)583-3804    FAX: (703)583-3821    TDD: (804)698-4021