Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Schenks Branch, Meadow Creek, Lodge Creek & Moores Creek Watersheds (Charlottesville and Albemarle County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/15/2012  6:00 pm
Location CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall
100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5230 
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 Schenks Branch, Meadow Creek, Lodge Creek, and Moores Creek watersheds in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. These streams were listed on the 2006 and 2008 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s general water quality standard (benthic) for aquatic life. The benthic impairment on Schenks Branch extends 1.138 miles from the headwaters of its tributaries to the Meadow Creek confluence. Meadow Creek is benthically impaired from where it becomes a perennial stream to its confluence with the Rivanna River (4 miles). The benthic impairment on Moores Creek extends 6.377 miles from its confluence with the Ragged Mountain Dam receiving stream downstream to its confluence with the Rivanna River. The Moores Creek watershed includes the tributary locally known as Lodge Creek, which is benthically impaired for 1.57 miles from its headwaters to the confluence with Moores 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. §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an Implementation Plan (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. The public comment period for the first public meeting will end on April 16, 2012. Notice of this meeting and comment period appears in the March 12, 2012 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: (804)698-4021