Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Steering Committee Meeting - Roanoke River Watershed Clean-up Plan

Meeting Details
Date / Time 8/20/2014  1:30 pm
Location DEQ - Blue Ridge Region Roanoke Office
3019 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announces a Steering Committee meeting to discuss water quality improvement projects and funding sources to be included in the Roanoke River Watershed Clean-up Plan. The Steering Committee will continue to focus on the technical aspects of quantifying appropriate water quality improvement projects for each of the subwatersheds included in the Roanoke River Watershed Clean-up Plan area. Virginia agencies are working to develop a clean-up plan with strategies for reducing levels of bacteria and sediment entering streams. The clean-up plan is designed to meet the bacteria and sediment reduction goals established by the following Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies: Bacteria TMDLs for Wilson Creek, Ore Branch and Roanoke River Watersheds, Virginia (available at, the Benthic TMDL Development for the Roanoke River, Virginia (available at, and the Fecal Coliform Total Maximum Daily Load Development for Glade Creek, Tinker Creek, Carvin Creek, Laymantown Creek and Lick Run (available at The TMDL studies were completed in February 2006, February 2006 and March 2004, respectively. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, contamination levels have to be reduced to the TMDL amount. The following is the “impaired” stream, the length of the impaired segment, location and the reason for the impairment: Ore Branch, all, bacteria; Roanoke River, 29.56 miles, bacteria; Back Creek, 9.88 miles, bacteria; Mason Creek, 7.56 miles, bacteria; Mudlick Creek, 7.28 miles, bacteria; Murray Run, 3.22 miles, bacteria; Peters Creek, 7.14 miles, bacteria; Tinker Creek, 19.34 miles, bacteria; Carvin Creek, 5.36 miles, bacteria; Glade Creek, 12.59 miles, bacteria; Laymantown Creek, 2.07 miles, bacteria; Lick Run, 9.37 miles, bacteria; Roanoke River, 20.04 miles, sediment. These portions of the Roanoke River watershed are located in Bedford, Botetourt, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties, Roanoke City and Salem. Additional information, including materials from past meetings and working group descriptions, is also available on the DEQ web site at
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary Dail 
Address: DEQ-BRRO
3019 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, 24019
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