Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Birch Creek & Dan River Watersheds Cleanup Plan - Agricultural and Residential Working Groups Meeting

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/3/2017  6:00 pm
Location Danville Regional Airport
East Conference Room
424 Airport Drive
Danville, VA 24540 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 10/25/2017   (107k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will host working group meetings for the Birch Creek and Dan River Watersheds Cleanup Plan. The watersheds being discussed are located in Halifax County, Pittsylvania County, parts of Henry and Patrick Counties as well as the City of Danville and Town of South Boston. PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announces the first round of working group meetings to discuss potential water quality improvement projects and funding sources to be included in the Birch Creek and Dan River Watersheds Cleanup Plan. The working groups will focus on identifying appropriate water quality improvement projects from governmental, residential and agricultural perspectives. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is working to develop a cleanup plan with strategies for reducing levels of bacteria and sediment entering streams. The cleanup plan is designed to meet the bacteria reduction goals established by the following Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies: The Birch Creek TMDL study was approved by EPA in 2004 and by the State Water Control Board in 2005, and can be found in the Bacteria TMDL for Birch Creek Watershed, Virginia report (available at The Dan River TMDL was approved by EPA in 2008 and approved by the State Water Control Board in 2009, and can be found in the Bacteria TMDL Development for the Dan River, Blackberry Creek, Byrds Branch, Double Creek, Fall Creek, Leatherwood Creek, Marrowbone Creek, North Fork Mayo River, South Fork Mayo River, Smith River, Sandy Creek, and Sandy River Watersheds report (available at The Henry County and Patrick County portions of the Dan River TMDL Watershed were included in the South Mayo River, North Mayo River, Blackberry Creek, Marrowbone Creek, Leatherwood Creek and Smith River Watershed Implementation Plan (2013) (available at The following are the names of the bacteria “impaired” stream and the length of the impaired segments: Cascade Creek, 11.79 miles; Tanyard Creek, 2.85 miles; Sugartree Creek, 6.96; Stewart Creek, 7.34 miles; Pumpkin Creek, 4.28 miles; Cane Creek, 12.25 miles; Lawless Creek, 4.71 miles; Big Toby Creek, 7.56 miles; Powells Creek, 4.63 miles; Sandy Creek, 9.41 miles; UT-Birch Creek, 5.35 miles; Germy Creek, 5.36 miles; Lawsons Creek, 8.26, 7.27 miles; Miry Creek, 1.11 miles; Stokes Creek, 6.35 miles; Sandy River, 7.22 miles; Sandy Creek, 9.48 miles; Dan River, 35.06 miles; Fall Creek, 11.97 miles; Double Creek, 8.88 miles; Byrds Branch, 3.76 miles. For additional information or to submit comments, contact the staff person listed.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: James Moneymaker 
Address: DEQ Blueridge Regional Office
3019 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, 24019
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)562-6738    FAX: (804)562-6725    TDD: ()-