Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Wolf Creek, Laurel Creek, and Dry Run (Bland, Giles, & Tazewell Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 7/29/2014  6:00 pm
Location Rocky Gap United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
12508 North Scenic Highway
Rocky Gap, 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 on the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Wolf Creek, Laurel Creek, and Dry Run in Bland, Giles, and Tazewell Counties. These streams are listed on the 2012 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s water quality standards for bacteria. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the State Water Control Law requires DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) Priority List and Report. The impaired segments include: 28.7 miles of Wolf Creek from the Little Creek confluence in Tazewell County downstream to the confluence with the New River in Giles County; 1.60 miles of Laurel Creek in Bland County extending the confluence of Dry Fork downstream to the confluence with Wolf Creek; 5.0 miles of Dry Fork in Bland County extending from East River Mountain to the WV state line downstream to North Gap excluding the headwaters. The public comment period will begin on July 29, 2014 and end on August 29, 2014. An advisory committee to assist in development of this TMDL will be established. Persons interested in assisting should notify the DEQ contact person by the end of the comment period and provide their name, address, phone number, email address and the organization you represent (if any). Notification of the composition of the panel will be send to all applicants. A component of a TMDL is the Waste Load Allocations (WLAs); therefore, this notice is provided pursuant to §2.2-4006.A.14 of the Administrative Process Act for any future adoption of the TMDL’s associated WLAs. Information on the development of the TMDLs for these impairments is available upon request. Questions or information requests should be addressed to: (i) Martha Chapman, DEQ – Southwest Regional Office, 355-A Deadmore Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 676-4800,; or (ii) Mary Dail, DEQ – Blue Ridge Regional Office, 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, (540) 562-6715, Notice of this meeting appears in the July 14, 2014 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: Martha Chapman 
Address: DEQ Southwest Regional Office
355-A Deadmore Street, P. O. Box 1688
Abingdon, 24210-1688
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4800    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-