Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Portions of the Banister River Watershed (Halifax County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/20/2012  7:00 pm
Location Mary M. Bethune Complex
201 Cowford Rd
Halifax, VA 24558 
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) will hold the final public meeting on the development of an Implementation Plan (IP) for bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) on a 13.18 miles segment of the Lower Banister River from Elkhorn Creek to Banister Lake, the entire 9.66 miles of Polecat Creek, and 11.78 miles of Sandy Creek from Johns Run to its mouth. These portions of the Banister River watershed are located in Halifax County, including the Town of Halifax. The TMDL study for these stream impairments was completed in November, 2007, and can be found in the Bacteria TMDLs for Banister River, Bearskin Creek, Cherrystone Creek, Polecat Creek, Stinking River, Sandy Creek, and Whitethorn Creek Watersheds study report on DEQ’s website at Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an IP for approved TMDLs. The IP should provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. The IP should also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. At this meeting, a draft of the implementation plan will be discussed and citizens will be able to offer input on and ask questions about the plan. The 30-day public comment period on the information presented at the meeting will end on October 22, 2012. A fact sheet on the development of the IP is available upon request. Notice of this meeting appears in the Virginia Register on September 10, 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: Heather Vereb 
Address: VA Department of Conservation and Recreation
8 Radford Street, Suite 102-A
Christiansburg, 24073
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