Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Several Tributaries to the Potomac River (Prince William and Stafford Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 2/1/2012  7:00 pm
Location Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, Auditorium
15941 Donald Curtis Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191 
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
Announcement of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study to restore water quality in the bacteria impaired waters of Powells Creek, Quantico Creek, South Fork Quantico Creek, North Branch Chopawamsic Creek, Austin Run, Accokeek Creek, Potomac Creek, Potomac Run, and an Unnamed Tributary to the Potomac River. 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 several tributaries to the Potomac River located in Prince William and Stafford Counties. 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 February 1, 2012 to March 2, 2012. Notice of this meeting will be published in the Virginia Register on January 30, 2012. Note: In case of inclement weather please contact Katie Conaway for an alternate meeting date, time, and location. (703-583-3804;
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: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
13901 Crown Cout
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
Telephone: (703)583-3804    FAX: (703)583-3821    TDD: (804)698-4021