Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Linville Creek Watershed (Rockingham County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/27/2012  7:00 pm
Location Linville Edom Ruritan Hall
3752 Linville Edom Rd
Linville, VA 22834 
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 a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan for the Linville Creek watershed in Rockingham County and the Town of Broadway. Linville Creek was first listed as impaired on the Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria and the general water quality standard for aquatic life (benthic impairment) in 1998. The creek has remained on the 303(d) list for these impairments since then. Both impairment designations on Linville Creek begin at the headwaters and extend 13.55 miles to its confluence with the North Fork of the Shenandoah 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. In addition, Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an implementation plan (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. Bacteria and benthic TMDLs were completed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) for Linville Creek in March 2003, and were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in September 2003. The TMDL report is available for review on the VADEQ website at: This is the first public meeting on the development of this TMDL Implementation Plan.The public comment period will be from November 27, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Notice of this meeting appears in the Virginia Register on November 19, 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: Nesha McRae 
Address: Department of Conservation and Recreation
P.O. Box 1
Verona, 24482
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)332-9238    FAX: (540)248-3069    TDD: ()-