Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Public Meeting - Draft TMDL Implementation Plan - Powell River Watershed (Lee & Wise Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 2/6/2018  6:00 pm
Location Pennington Gap Community Center, 41670 West Morgan Ave, Pennington Gap, VA 24277 
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
DEQ will host two public meetings to present the draft TMDL Implementation Plan for the Powell River because of the large geographic size of the watershed. This is the first of those meetings. In the event of inclement weather, please call the number below to confirm postponement of the meeting. A 30-day public comment period for the meetings will begin on February 6, 2018 and end on March 6, 2018. Written comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to the DEQ staff person listed below. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks written and oral comments from interested persons in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan for the Powell River watershed in Lee and Wise Counties. There are ten (10) different impaired stream segments in this area, including Butcher Fork, South Fork Powell River, North Fork Powell River and Powell River. All segments are listed as impaired on Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria and aquatic life. A complete list of the Powell River and Tributary impairment segments, listing years, river miles and locations can be found at The Implementation Plan (IP) will provide measurable goals, corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. The draft IP can be found on the DEQ website, under “Draft TMDL Implementation Plans”: lementation/tmdlimplementationplans.aspx. DEQ completed bacteria and benthic TMDL for the Powell River and Tributaries in 2011. The TMDL was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in March of 2011 and it’s available on the DEQ website at: Notice of this meeting appears in the February 5, 2018 Virginia Register. If you have any questions, please contact the staff person listed below.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephanie Kreps 
Address: DEQ Southwest Regional Office
355A Deadmore
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4803    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-