Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Bull Creek, Levisa Fork, North & South Fork Pound River, Powell River (Buchanan, Lee, and Wise Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/24/2013  6:00 pm
Location Norton Community Center
201 Park Avenue
Norton, VA 24273 
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 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) announce a public meeting on phased revisions for water quality improvement studies for the four coalfield streams. This is the final public meeting on the phased revisions to the TMDLs. DEQ and DMME have been working to identify sources pollutants affecting the aquatic organisms in the waters of Bull Creek, Levisa Fork, North and South Pound River and the Powell River. During the development of the studies the pollutants impairing the aquatic community were identified and total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) were developed for the impaired waters. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, contamination levels must be reduced to the TMDL amount. The draft monitoring plan, the phased TMDL reports and the presentation from the public meeting are available from the contact below or on the DEQ website at Public comment period will be from October 24, 2013 to November 25, 2013. Notice of this meeting appears in the October 21, 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: Martha Chapman 
Address: DEQ Southwest Regional Office
355-A Deadmore Street, P. O. Box 1688
Abingdon, 24210-1688
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4800    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-