Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting - TMDL Barbours Creek, Craig Creek, Catawba Creek, Little Patterson Creek, Sinking Creek, Lapsely Run & Section of James River (Craig & Botetourt Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 4/17/2018  3:00 pm
Location Roanoke Cement Company Farm Site
(copy and paste the following link to see the full notice and map to the site: 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 4/25/2018   (44k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? No       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will host this TAC meeting at the Roanoke Cement Company Farm site – 37° 27’10.78” N, 80° 00’50.08”W. Please note, this location does not have an address, but is approximately 0.1 miles north of Roanoke Cement (6071 Catawba Rd, Troutville, VA 24175) on VA-779 (Catawba Rd). Please refer to the link provided in the location to see the notice and map to help direct meeting attendees from Roanoke Cement to the meeting site. This will be an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. The TAC consists of representatives from local governments, Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permittees, watershed residents, and recreational and conservation groups in the watershed. TAC meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are welcome to observe and ask questions during the designated time at the meeting. PURPOSE OF MEETING: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractors will provide an update on the modeling effort used in a water quality study, known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Barbours Creek, Craig Creek, Catawba Creek, Little Patterson Creek, Sinking Creek, Lapsely Run and a section on the James River in Craig and Botetourt Counties. These streams are listed on the 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of Virginia’s water quality standards for Recreational Use and General Standard (Benthics). Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. During the Technical Advisory Committee meeting, DEQ and its contractors will also present allocation scenarios necessary to meet the goals of the TMDL. Roanoke Cement Company and Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District will give the group a tour of the best management practices and restoration activities implemented along Catawba Creek at the farm site. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: In Botetourt and Craig Counties, portions of the James River, Catawba Creek, Craig Creek, Barbours Creek, Sinking Creek, Lapsley Run and Little Patterson Creek are impaired for the “recreational use” water quality standard, meaning there is too much E. Coli bacteria present in these waterbodies. A section of Catawba Creek does not have a healthy and diverse community of macroinvertebrates and subsequently does not meet the “aquatic life” water quality standard. Excessive bacteria levels may pose a threat to human health; therefore, a bacteria standard was established to preserve recreational uses in Virginia’s waterbodies. This water quality study will report on the sources of bacteria and recommend reductions to meet the TMDL for the impaired waters. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, bacteria levels need to be reduced to the TMDL amount. Stream specific impairment information is provided at: (copy and paste the link to your browser). For more information, please contact the DEQ staff person listed below. In the case of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for April 18, 2018 at the same time and place.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lucy Baker 
Address: DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office
3019 Peters Creek
Roanoke, 24019
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)562-6718    FAX: (540)562-6725    TDD: ()-