Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
TMDL Public Meeting - Draft TMDL Implementation Plan, Birch Creek and Dan River watersheds (Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 6/5/2018  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 minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public meeting to discuss the draft implementation plan for the Birch Creek and Dan River watersheds. At this meeting, the process by which the implementation plan was developed to restore water quality in the watersheds will be discussed and citizens will learn how they can be part of the water quality improvement process. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks written and oral comments from interested persons on the draft TMDL Implementation Plan (IP) for the Birch Creek and Dan River watersheds in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville. These streams were listed as impaired on the Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria. 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. 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 Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an IP for approved TMDLs. The IP should provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. The IP should also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. The draft TMDL Implementation Plan and meeting documents are available at the following link: Please note, in the event of severe weather, the public meeting will occur on June 7, 2018 at the same time and location. DEQ accepts written comments by e-mail, fax, or postal mail. The 30-day public comment period on the information presented at the meeting will begin on June 5, 2018 and end on July 5, 2018. Questions or information requests should be addressed to staff contacted 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: James Moneymaker 
Address: DEQ Blueridge Regional Office
3019 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, 24019
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)562-6738    FAX: (804)562-6725    TDD: ()-