Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Portion of Chickahominy River (Hanover & Henrico Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 6/7/2012  6:00 pm
Location Twin Hickory Branch Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 
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 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and consultant, MapTech Inc, are presenting preliminary data for the initiation of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study to restore water quality at two public meetings (same content), an opportunity for the public to share their knowledge of the watershed, and a public comment period following the meetings (6/8/12 – 7/9/12). Public meeting on a study to restore water quality along the Chickahominy River’s headwaters in the jurisdictions mentioned above. The watershed includes the communities of Wyndham, a portion of Short Pump (N. of Broad St.), Meredith Woods, Twin Hickory, and Broad Meadows. Meeting will feature information gathered for the watershed including land use, water quality monitoring, and suspected cause(s) of impairment. Those attending are invited to ask questions and to contribute their knowledge of the watershed. Presentations will be posted following the meetings at: DocumentationforSelectTMDLs.aspx. Virginia agencies have been working to identify the potential cause(s) of the aquatic life use impairment in the waters of the Chickahominy River. Biologists assess the presence, absence and prevalence of aquatic species, and evaluate stream habitat and water quality to determine a score of overall stream health. The headwaters of the Chickahominy River are impaired for the Aquatic Life use based on assessments of the aquatic community which scored poorly. The study will report on the most probable stressor(s) of the aquatic community and will recommend total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs, for the impaired waters based on the determination of most probable stressor(s). A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards (AKA “pollution diet”). In order to meet standards, pollutants should be reduced to the TMDL amount. DEQ must develop TMDLs for all impaired waterways per the Clean Water Act. The comment period will begin on June 8th and end on July 9, 2012. Notice of this meeting appears in the May 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: Margaret Smigo  /
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Glen Allen, 23060
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)527-5124    FAX: (804)527-5106    TDD: (804)698-4021