Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - North Fork Holston River and Various Tributaries (Bland, Smyth, Tazewll, Washington, & Scott Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 4/18/2013  6:00 pm
Location Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Southwest Regional Office
355-A Deadmore Street
Abingdon, Virginia 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Conservation and Recreation are announcing the final public meeting to present a draft TMDL implementation plan for the North Fork Holston River and the following tributaries: Lick Creek, Beaver Creek, Laurel Creek, Locust Cove Creek, Robertson Branch, Turkey Run Creek, Logan Creek, Toole Creek, Tumbling Creek, Wolf Creek, Burmley Creek, Cove Creek, Abrams Creek, Little Moccasin Creek, Nordyke Creek, Smith Creek, Blue Springs Branch, Dowell Branch, Hilton Creek, Possum Creek and Big Moccasin Creek in Bland, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Scott Counties, Virginia. This plan follows a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study developed for the North Fork Holston River and Tributaries that identified bacteria comtamination as the cause for the streams failure to meet the Recreational Use water quality standard. The plan outlines the corrective actions needed to reduce the sources of bacteria and their associated costs and benefits, along with measurable goals, and an implementation timeline. The plan focuses on addressing the agricultural, residential, and urban sources of bacteria identified in the TMDL study. The development of a TMDL and a TMDL implementation plan includes public meetings and a public comment period once the study report is drafted. After public comments have been considered and addressed, DEQ will submit the implementation plan to the State Water Control Board for approval. The comment period for the information presented at this meeting is from April 18, 2013 to May 20, 2013. Notice of this meeting appears in the April 8, 2013 Virginia Register. Fact sheets are available for the impaired waters from the contacts below or on the DEQ web site at
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Martha Chapman  / TMDL Coordinator
Address: DEQ Southwest Regional Office
355-A Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4800    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-