Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Portions of Clinch River and Tributaries (Russell County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/24/2012  6:00 pm
Location Lebanon Town Hall
405 West Main Street
Lebanon, 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
Final public meeting on a study to restore water quality and first public meeting to develop an implementation plan. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Conservation and Recreation are announcing the final study report to restore water quality, a public comment opportunity, and public meeting. DEQ has been working to identify sources of bacterial contamination in the Clinch River and tributaries including Maiden Spring Creek and Little River in Tazewell County, Virginia, and Indian Creek, Weaver Creek, Swords Creek, Lewis Creek, Big Cedar Creek in Russell County, Virginia. The streams are impaired for failure to meet the Recreational Use because of fecal coliform bacteria violations and violation of the E. coli standard. During the study, the sources of bacterial contamination have been identified and total maximum daily load, or TMDL, developed for the impaired waters. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. Fact sheets are available on the impaired waters from the contacts below or on the DEQ web site at The public comment period is from May 24, 2012 to June 25, 2012. Notice of this meeting appears in the May 21, 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: Martha Chapman  /
Address: DEQ - Southwest Regional Office
355 A Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4800    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-