Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Public Meeting - Chestnut Creek Implemenation Plan Development (Galax and Carroll & Grayson Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/23/2014  6:00 pm
Location Department of Forestry Office
106 Matthews Lane
Galax, 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 regarding the development of an Implementation Plan (IP) for fecal bacteria and sediment Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for: a 14 mile length of Chestnut Creek from the upstream city limits of Galax downstream to the confluence with the New River (bacteria and sediment impairments) and; a 3.68 mile length of Chestnut Creek, from the confluence with Coal Creek downstream to the Galax raw water intake (bacteria impairment only). Chestnut Creek is contained within the counties of Carroll and Grayson, includes the City of Galax, and the extreme headwaters are located in North Carolina. The TMDL studies for these stream impairments were completed in October 2006, and can be found in the Total Maximum Daily Load Development for Chestnut Creek: Fecal Bacteria and General Standard (Benthic) study reports on DEQ’s website at: Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an IP for approved TMDLs. The IP should provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. The IP should also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. This is the initial public meeting to discuss the development of the IP for the bacteria and sediment TMDLs. At this meeting, the TMDL requirements will be reviewed, IP planning process will be explained, and the public will be informed about the public participation opportunities during plan development. Citizens will be able to offer input and ask questions about the plan. The 30-day public comment period on the information presented at the meeting will end on Thursday, October 23, 2014. A fact sheet on the development of the IP is available upon request. Notice of this meeting and comment period appears in the September 8, 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: Chris Burcher  / Nonpoint Source Pollution Coordinator
Address: DEQ-Southwest Regional Office
355 Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4803    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-