Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Meeting on Impaired Shellfish Waters (Mathews, Middlesex & Gloucester Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/23/2012  6:30 pm
Location Middlesex Family YMCA, 11487 General Puller Hwy in Hartfield, Virginia 
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 Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seek written and oral comments from interested persons on the development of an Implementation Plan (IP) for impaired shellfish waters, located in Mathews, Middlesex and Gloucester Counties, Virginia. The nine tidal shellfish waters that feed into the Piankatank River and Milford Haven (Queens, Stutts, Morris, Billups, Edwards, Harper, Wilton, Healy and Cobbs) and a portion of the Upper Piankatank River are on the state’s list of dirty or impaired waters. The shellfish harvesting in these waters has been restricted due to excessive bacteria levels. The TMDL studies for these waters can be found at DEQ website under the “Approved TMDL Reports” section as: pianka.pdf, pianharp.pdf and gwynnisl.pdf. Actions to restore water quality in above impaired tidal creeks will be the subject of a meeting. At this meeting, TMDL findings and the development of the implementation plan will be discussed and citizens will learn how they can be part of the public participation process. DCR seeks information and involvement of local citizens in developing this plan. After a one-hour public meeting, stakeholders will break into working group sessions to discuss and provide input for the implementation plan. The public comment period on the information presented at the meeting will end on June 22, 2012. Notice of this meeting appears in the Virginia Register published on May 7, 2012.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: May Sligh   / Department of Conservation and Recreation
Address: Tappahannock Regional Office
P.O. Box 1425
Tappahannock, 22560
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)443-1494    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-