Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Cripple Creek (Smyth and Wythe Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 4/30/2013  6:30 pm
Location Speedwell Elementary School
6820 Cedar Springs Rd
Speedwell, VA 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host a public meeting to discuss the development of a water quality improvement plan for reducing fecal bacteria contamination in Cripple Creek within Smyth and Wythe Counties, VA. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the process for developing the plan and solicit feedback from local stakeholders regarding the residential and agricultural land uses and practices that are needed in order to improve water quality. Fecal bacteria levels in Cripple Creek do not meet the state bacteria water quality standard designed to protect the recreational use (e.g. swimming, wading, kayaking, etc.) of this stream. Due to this water quality impairment, a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for fecal bacteria has been developed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. A TMDL describes the amount of pollution that a water body can take in and still meet water quality standards. The bacteria TMDL study for Cripple Creek was completed in September 2009. The Bacteria TMDL Development for Cripple Creek study report can be found on DEQ’s website at: Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of a plan for water bodies that have approved TMDLs, that when implemented, will result in the achievement of TMDLs and attainment of water quality standards. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has been authorized to develop water quality improvement plans to implement TMDLs (called a TMDL Implementation Plan or an IP). An IP must provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. An IP must also contain the corrective actions needed to attain the water quality standard(s) and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. Notice of this meeting appears in the April 22, 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  / TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator
Address: Department of Conservation and Recreation
355 Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-5529    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-