Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Portions of Dan River Watershed (Patrick and Henry Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/28/2013  6:30 pm
Location Spencer Penn Centre
475 Spencer Penn Rd.
Spencer, VA, 24165 
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 bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) on a 16.63 mile segment of the South Mayo River from Russell Creek to the Virginia-North Carolina state line, a 22.46 mile segment of the North Mayo River from Laurel Branch and Polebridge Creek to Virginia-North Carolina state line, the entire 14.82 stretch of Blackberry Creek from its headwaters to the Smith River confluence, a 6.95 mile segment of Smith River from the mouth of Reed Creek to the backwaters of Martinsville Dam, a 13.77 mile segment of the Smith River from Martinsville Dam to the mouth of Turkey Pen Branch, a 4.33 mile segment of Marrowbone Creek from the Henry County PSA Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Smith River confluence, and a 8.34 mile segment of Leatherwood Creek from the Martinsville City intake to the Smith River confluence. These portions of the Dan River watershed are located in Patrick and Henry counties. The TMDL studies for these stream impairments were completed in January 2004 and April 2008, and can be found, respectively, in the Bacteria TMDL for South Mayo River Patrick County, Virginia study report (available at and the Bacteria TMDL Development for the Dan River, Blackberry Creek, Byrds Branch, Double Creek, Fall Creek, Leatherwood Creek, Marrowbone Creek, North Fork Mayo River, South Fork Mayo River, Smith River, Sandy Creek, and Sandy River Watersheds study report (available 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 28, 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: Heather Vereb Longo 
Address: VA Department of Conservation and Recreation
8 Radford St., Suite 102-A
Christiansburg, 24073
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