Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Watershed Plan Development - Fairview Beach (King George County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 2/20/2014  6:00 pm
Location Fairview Beach Firehouse
6060 Riverview Drive
King George, VA 22485 
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 Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks written and oral comments from interested persons on the development of a Watershed Plan (WP) for impaired waters at Fairview Beach, located in King George County, Virginia. Fairview Beach (Potomac River) has been on the state’s list of dirty, or impaired, waters since 2006. The use of this beach has been restricted due to excessive bacteria levels, resulting in beach closures at various times over the last 9 years. The Virginia Department of Health has issued swimming advisories in order to protect the public from possible exposure to bacteria. Due to the fact that there is not currently a TMDL for Fairview Beach, a Watershed Plan will be developed by DEQ and contractors in order to identify measurable goals for restoring water quality. The WP will also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. Please see the link below for information presented during a recent informational meeting: It should be noted that in the event of inclement weather and county school closures on February 20th, the meeting will be rescheduled for February 27th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Fairview Beach Firehouse. At this meeting, bacteria source studies and the process for developing the WP will be discussed and citizens will learn how they can be a part of the public participation process. DEQ seeks information and involvement of local citizens in developing this plan. After a one-hour public meeting, stakeholders will break into working group sessions to discuss and provide input for the watershed plan. The public comment period on the information presented at the meeting will end on March 21, 2014.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: May Sligh 
Address: DEQ-Piedmont Regional Office
4949-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, 23060
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)450-3802    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-