Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Impaired Stream Segments in Roanoke River Watershed

Meeting Details
Date / Time 6/11/2013  3:00 pm
Location Roanoke Civic Center
710 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA 24016 
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 and sediment Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). The following is the “impaired” stream, the length of the impaired segment, location and the reason for the impairment: Ore Branch, all, bacteria; Roanoke River, 29.56 miles, bacteria; Back Creek, 9.88 miles, bacteria; Mason Creek, 7.56 miles, bacteria; Mudlick Creek, 7.28 miles, bacteria; Murray Run, 3.22 miles, bacteria; Peters Creek, 7.14 miles, bacteria; Tinker Creek, 19.34 miles, bacteria; Carvin Creek, 5.36 miles, bacteria; Glade Creek, 12.59 miles, bacteria; Laymantown Creek, 2.07 miles, bacteria; Lick Run, 9.37 miles, bacteria; Roanoke River, 20.04 miles, sediment. These portions of the Roanoke River watershed are located in Bedford, Botetourt, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties, Roanoke City and Salem. The TMDL studies for these stream impairments were completed in February 2006, February 2006 and March 2004, and can be found, respectively, in the Bacteria TMDLs for Wilson Creek, Ore Branch and Roanoke River Watersheds, Virginia report (available at, the Benthic TMDL Development for the Roanoke River, Virginia report (available at, and the Fecal Coliform Total Maximum Daily Load Development for Glade Creek, Tinker Creek, Carvin Creek, Laymantown Creek and Lick Run 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. This is the first public meeting to discuss the development of the IP for the bacteria and sediment TMDLs and will be an Open House format. At this meeting, development of the implementation plan to restore water quality in the Upper Roanoke River watershed will be discussed, and citizens will learn how they can be part of the public participation process. The 30-day public comment period on the information presented at the meeting will end on July 11, 2013. Notice of this meeting appears in the June 3, 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: Mary Dail 
Address: DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office
3019 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, 24019
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)562-6715    FAX: (540)562-6725    TDD: ()-