Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Tye River Tributaries (Nelson & Amherst Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 7/9/2012  7:00 pm
Location Massies Mill Ruritan Hall
5439 Patrick Henry Highway
Roseland, Virginia 22967 
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 Loads (TMDLs) for tributaries of the Tye River, including Hat Creek, Piney River, and Rucker Run, in Nelson and Amherst Counties. The tributaries of the Tye River were listed on the 2004, 2006 and 2008 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria. The impaired portions of Hat Creek (H09R) extend 9.58 miles, from the headwaters downstream to its confluence with the Tye River. Piney River’s ( H10R) impairment stretches a total of 13.3 miles from a point 13.3 miles upstream to its confluence with the Tye River. The impaired segment of Rucker Run (H13R) extends from the headwaters downstream to its confluence with the Tye River, for a total of 18.26 miles. The impaired section of the Tye River begins with its confluence with Piney River downstream to its confluence with the James River. 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. The public comment period for the first public meeting will end on August 9, 2012. Notice of this meeting appears in the July 2, 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 
Address: 4411 Early Road
PO Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7870    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: (804)698-4021