Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Holmes Run and Tripps Run Benthic TMDL studies

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/31/2012  6:30 pm
Location Woodrow Wilson Library
Meeting Room 1
6101 Knollwood Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041 
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
This is the first public meeting for these TMDL projects. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announce a Public Meeting to introduce the Holmes Run and Tripps Run Benthic TMDL studies to members of the community. Portions of Holmes Run and Tripps Run have been identified as impaired on the Clean Water Act §303(d) list for not supporting Virginia’s water quality aquatic life use standard due to poor health of the benthic macroinvertebrate communities. Virginia agencies are working to identify the benthic stressors causing the aquatic life use impairments in segments of Holmes Run and Tripps Run. During this study, DEQ will develop 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 will extend from May 31, 2012 to June 30, 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: Jennifer Carlson 
Address: DEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
Telephone: (703)583-3859    FAX: (703)583-3821    TDD: (804)698-4021