Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Tye River watershed (Nelson County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/7/2013  7:00 pm
Location Massie’s Mill Ruritan Hall
5439 Patrick Henry Highway
Roseland, Virginia 
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 DEQ will host the first public meeting on the development of this TMDL Implementation Plan for the Tye River watershed. The Tye River and its tributaries, Piney River, Hat Creek and Rucker Run were first listed as impaired on the Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria in 2004 (Hat Creek and Rucker Run), 2006 (Tye River), and 2008 (Piney Creek). The creeks have remained on the 303(d) list for these impairments since then. The impaired segment of the Tye River extends from its confluence with the Piney River to its confluence with the James River (15.94 miles), while Hat Creek and Rucker Run are designated as impaired from their headwaters to their confluence with the Tye River, 9.58 miles and 18.26 miles respectively. The impaired segment of the Piney River extends 13.3 miles upstream from its confluence with the Tye River. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia require DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. In addition, Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an implementation plan (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. Bacteria TMDLs were completed by DEQ for the Tye River, Hat Creek Rucker Run and Piney River in April 2013, and were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency for approval on August 16, 2013. The TMDL report is available on the DEQ website at: The public comment period for the first public meeting will end on December 9, 2013. Notification of this meeting appears in the November 4, 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: Nesha McRae 
Address: Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7850    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: ()-