Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Crab Creek TMDL Implementation Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Meeting Details
Date / Time 8/27/2014  1:00 pm
Location Christiansburg Town Hall
100 East Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 
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 Steering Committee will be meeting to review and discuss proposed implementation measures for reducing fecal bacteria and sediment from residential, urban and agricultural sources in the watershed. Participants will review the Best Management Practices (BMPs) needed throughout the watershed along with cost estimates, resource needs, and local opportunities for participation and support. 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, 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. Due to these water quality impairments, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for E. coli and sediment have been developed by DEQ. A TMDL describes the amount of pollution that a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards. The E. coli and sediment TMDL study for Crab Creek was completed in 2004. The Fecal Bacteria and General Standard TMDL Development for Crab Creek document can be located on DEQ’s website 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: Diana Hackenburg  / TMDL Nonpoint Source Coordinator
Address: DEQ - Blue Ridge Regional Office
3019 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, 24019
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)562-6738    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-