Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Middle Fork Holston River and Wolf Creek Watershed (Wythe, Smyth & Washington Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/28/2013  6:30 pm
Location DEQ Southwest Regional Office
355 Deadmore St.
Abingdon, VA 24210 
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 an Implementation Plan (IP) for fecal bacteria and sediment Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for: a 40.1 mile length of the Middle Fork Holston River from its headwaters near Rural Retreat downstream to Edmondson dam (near Route 91 crossing), and a 5.7 mile length of Wolf Creek, from the Highway 11 crossing in Abingdon downstream to the South Holston Reservoir. These portions of the Middle Fork Holston River and Wolf Creek watershed are located in Wythe, Smyth, and Washington Counties, including the Towns of Marion, Chilhowie, and Abingdon. The TMDL studies for these stream impairments were completed in October 2009, and can be found in the Bacteria and Benthic TMDL Development for Middle Fork Holston River and Bacteria and Benthic TMDL Development for Wolf Creek study reports 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 April 27, 2013. A fact sheet on the development of the IP is available upon request. Notice of this meeting appears in the March 11, 2013, 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: Patrick Lizon  / DCR TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator
Address: 355 Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-5529    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-