Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Crab Creek (Montgomery County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/12/2013  7:00 pm
Location Montgomery County Government Center
755 Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 
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) will host a public meeting to discuss the development of a water quality improvement plan for reducing fecal bacteria contamination and excessive sediment accumulation in Crab Creek within Montgomery County, VA. The purposes of the meeting are to review the status of water quality in Crab Creek, provide an overview of the plan development process, and begin discussions about actions needed to reduce agricultural, residential, and urban sources of fecal bacteria and sediment. Fecal bacteria levels (e.g. E. coli) in Crab Creek exceed state water quality standards designed to protect primary contact recreation (e.g. swimming, wading, kayaking, etc.). Additionally, Crab Creek does not meet Virginia’s general standard for water quality, due to an excessive accumulation of sand, silt, and clay on the streambed that is harmful to aquatic life. Due to these water quality impairments, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for E. coli and sediment have been developed by DEQ. A TMDL describes the amount of pollution that a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards. The E. coli and sediment TMDL study for Crab Creek was completed in 2004. The Fecal Bacteria and General Standard TMDL Development for Crab Creek document can be located on DEQ’s website at: Sections 62.1-44.19:4 through 19:8 of the Code of Virginia direct DEQ to develop and implement a plan to achieve full support of the designated uses (e.g. primary contact recreation, aquatic life) of impaired waters. These plans, referred to as a TMDL Implementation Plan or 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 and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. 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: Patrick Lizon 
Address: DEQ - Southwest Regional Office
355 Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-5529    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-