Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
TMDL Public Meeting - Cleanup Plan Development for Yeocomico River Watershed (Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/14/2018  2:00 pm
Location Kinsale Fire Department, 123 Yeocomico Lane, Kinsale VA, 22488 
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 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will host an informational meeting to discuss the development of a cleanup plan for the Yeocomico River Watershed in Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the watershed cleanup plan by offering input and sharing information about the area and its local streams. Specifically, the purpose of this meeting is to review the final bacteria source assessment and implementation scenarios. A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan for the Yeocomico River watershed is being developed by DEQ and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Since portions of local streams have high levels of bacteria, they are currently listed on the state’s list of impaired waters. TMDLs for fecal coliform were developed in 2008 and now require a TMDL implementation plan. The high bacteria levels have led to the closure of shellfish harvesting in segments of these waterbodies. To restore water quality, pollutant levels must be reduced to meet the current water quality standards in Virginia. The EPA approved TMDL can be located on DEQ’s website at: Streams with impaired water quality include Gardner, Jackson, and Bonum Creeks, in Westmoreland County, Mill Creek in Northumberland County, and portions of the Yeocomico River. The public comment period will extend from March 14, 2018 to April 13, 2018. Written comments will be accepted by email, fax, or postal mail to the contact below. For more information, contact the staff person listed. Notice of this meeting appears in the March 5. 2018 Virginia Register. Should inclement weather occur and result in cancellation, the meeting would be rescheduled to March 22nd, 2018 at the Kinsale Fire Department. Additional information 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: Kaitlin Ranger  / NPS TMDL coordinator
Address: DEQ Piedmont Regional Office
4949-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, 23060
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)527-5018    FAX: (804)527-5106    TDD: ()-