Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Water Quality Improvement Plan Working Group Meeting - Crab Creek (Montgomery County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/13/2014  6:30 pm
Location Christiansburg Town Hall
100 East Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 3/21/2014   (91k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will hold a working group meeting for the Crab Creek (Montgomery County) water quality improvement plan for the Agricultural Working Group and the Residential/Urban Working Group. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from stakeholders on: the types and amounts of agricultural, residential, and urban practices needed to reduce sediment and bacteria pollution in Crab Creek to a level that meets water quality goals; how stakeholders can collaborate on a coordinated approach for achieving water quality goals. 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. In response to these impairments, DEQ developed Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for E. coli and sediment in Crab Creek in 2004. A TMDL describes the amount of pollution that a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards. The Fecal Bacteria and General Standard TMDL Development for Crab Creek document can be located on DEQ’s website at: Virginia’s 1997 Water Quality Monitoring, Information, and Restoration Act (WQMIRA) directs the State Water Control Board (SWCB) to develop and implement a plan to achieve fully supporting status for impaired waters (§62.1-44.19:4 through 19:8 of the Code of Virginia). The Working Group meeting to be held on March 13th is part of the process for developing the water quality improvement plan (aka TMDL Implementation Plan) for Crab Creek. Questions or information requests can be addressed to: Patrick Lizon, TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator VA DEQ- Southwest Region Address: 355-A Deadmore Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 Email:; telephone: (276) 676-4803 Diana Hackenburg, TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator VA DEQ- Blue Ridge Region Address: 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 Email:; telephone: (540) 562-6738 In the case of inclement weather, please contact Diana Hackenburg for more information. If the meeting needs to be rescheduled, it will occur on Thursday, March 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Christiansburg Town Hall.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Diana Hackenburg 
Address: DEQ - Blue Ridge Regional Office
3019 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, 24019
Email Address:
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