Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Tributaries of the Rockfish (Nelson County) [LOCATION CHANGED]

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/16/2012  7:00 pm
Location Rockfish River Elementary School
200 Chapel Hollow Rd.
Afton, VA 22920 
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 Load Implementation Plans (IPs) for the North Fork Rockfish River, South Fork Rockfish River, Rockfish River and Taylor Creek watersheds in Nelson County. The tributaries of the Rockfish were listed on the 2004 and 2006 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria; in addition, Taylor Creek was listed in 2008 as impaired due to violations of the State’s general water quality standard (benthic) for aquatic life. The bacteria impairment on the North Fork Rockfish begins in the headwaters and extends 7.2 miles to its confluence with the Rockfish River. The South Fork Rockfish bacterial impairment extends 11.6 miles from its headwaters to its confluence with the mainstem Rockfish River. The bacteria impairment on the Rockfish River extends from the confluence of its North and South Forks to its confluence with Davis Creek, which is a total of 6.5 miles. The benthic impairment on Taylor’s Creek extends 5 miles from its headwaters to the confluence with North Fork Perry 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. In addition, 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. The Implementation Plan document will be available on the DEQ website the day of the meeting for public comment and review: The public comment period for the Implementation Plan will begin May 16, 2012 and end on June 18, 2012. Notice of this meeting appears in the May 7, 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  / DEQ TMDL Coordinator
Address: 4411 Early Road
PO Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7870    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: (804)698-4021