Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
TMDL Public Meeting & Work Group Meetings - Development of a TMDL Implementation Plan - Mattaponi River Watershed:

Meeting Details
Date / Time 7/24/2018  6:00 pm
Location C. Melvin Snow Memorial Library,
8740 Courthouse Road,
Spotsylvania, VA 22553 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will host two public meetings on a water quality study for the Mattaponi River Watershed, including portions of Brock Run, Chapel Creek, Doctors Creek, Glady Run, Maracossic Creek, Mat River, Matta River, Mattaponi River, Motto River, Po River, Polecat Creek, Poni River, Reedy Creek, and Root Swamp (Caroline, King and Queen, King William, Orange and Spotsylvania Counties). This is the first of the two meetings. The waters listed for this study were identified in Virginia’s Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report as impaired for not supporting the E.coli bacteria criteria for recreational uses. The impairments are based on water quality monitoring data reports that documented exceedances of Virginia’s water quality standard for bacteria. DEQ will discuss the March 2016 Mattaponi River Watershed Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report findings and the development of an implementation plan. Meeting participants will learn how they can contribute to the plan development and support restoration of the impaired waters within the watershed. After a 45 minute public meeting, stakeholders will break into working group sessions to provide their initial input for the plan. One work group will discuss agricultural bacteria source reduction needs and opportunities, the other work group will discuss residential source reductions from septic systems, pet wastes and stormwater. An additional meeting of each working group will be scheduled for Fall 2018. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia require DEQ to develop Total Maximum Daily Loads for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report and subsequent Water Quality Assessment Reports. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, pollutant levels have to be reduced to the TMDL amount. The TMDL report for Mattaponi River, which was approved by EPA on July 19, 2016, can be found at: The public comment period on materials presented at this meeting will extend from July 31, 2018 to August 30, 2018. For additional information or to submit comments, contact the staff person listed. *Additional information is also available on the DEQ website at Notice of this meeting appears in the July 23, 2018 Virginia Register.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: David Evans 
Address: DEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
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