Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Implementation Plan Public Meeting - The Gulf, Mattawoman, Barlow, Jacobus and Hungars Creek

Meeting Details
Date / Time 2/27/2014  6:30 pm
Location The Barrier Islands Center, 7296 Young Street, Machipongo, VA 23405 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 3/6/2014   (172k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? No       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a public meeting on a water quality study for The Gulf, Mattawoman, Barlow, Jacobus and Hungars Creeks, located in North Hampton County, on Thursday February 27, 2014. The Gulf, Mattawoman, Barlow, Jacobus and Hungars Creeks were identified in Virginia’s Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report as impaired for not supporting fecal coliform criteria for shellfish waters. The impairment is based on water quality monitoring data reports of sufficient exceedances of Virginia’s Water Quality Standard for bacteria. The water quality or implementation plan follows Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies completed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and approved by Environmental Protection Agency in 2010. The TMDL study can be found on the DEQ website: The bacteria sources identified to these impairments include failing septic systems, discharges of untreated human waste, pets, wildlife and agricultural practices in the area. The meeting will review final TMDL for The Gulf, Mattawoman, Barlow, Jacobus and Hungars Creeks and the Implementation Plan (IP) process. The IP is developed to provide a cleanup plan that will lead to attainment of the water quality standards. Public participation and stakeholder involvement are necessary in order to develop an effective and reasonable IP. This meeting will present the findings of the TMDL study and the necessary steps in the IP development. The workgroups and Steering Committee will be formed in order to provide detailed information during the IP process. The public comment period on materials presented at this meeting will extend from February 28, 2014 to March 31, 2014. Notice of the meeting is also published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on February 10, 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: John McLeod 
Address: 5636 Southern Boulevard
Virginia Beach, 23463
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