Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
TMDL Public Meeting - Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) development - Russell Fork River, Hurricane Creek and Indian Creek Watersheds.

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/18/2018  6:00 pm
Location Haysi Town Hall,
322 Main Street,
Haysi, VA 24256 
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
This is the first public meeting on the development of the TMDL to address the bacteria and aquatic life impairments for the following segments: 7.05 miles including the Russell Fork mainstem from Hollow Poplar Creek downstream, following the Buchanan/Dickenson County line, to the confluence of Pawpaw Creek near Cannady; 9.30 miles of the Russell Fork headwaters, on Big A Mountain, downstream through Davenport to the confluence of Hollow Poplar Creek; 4.35 miles including the upper mainstem from the confluence of Pawpaw Creek downstream to the Fryingpan Creek confluence; 3.83 miles including the mainstem from the Pound River confluence near Bartlick, upstream through Splashdam to the McClure River confluence; 2.25 miles from the Kentucky state line upstream 2.2 miles to protect Elkhorn City, Kentucky raw water intake; 0.86 miles of Hurricane Creek from the confluence of Carver Branch downstream to the confluence with the Russell Fork in Davenport; 2.7 miles of Indian Creek, a Russell Fork tributary from the Cane Creek confluence at Duty downstream to the Russell Fork confluence at the Buchanan/Dickenson County line; 1.63 miles of Sullivan Branch, an Indian Creek tributary from its headwaters on Long Ridge, north of Duty and 9.70 miles of Fryingpan Creek from the headwaters on Sandy Ridge near Carrie downstream to the Priest Fork confluence, near Sportsman Lake. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks written and oral comments from interested persons on the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the Russell Fork River, Hurricane Creek and Indian Creek Watersheds. These streams are listed on the 2016 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to exceedances of the State’s water quality standards for bacteria, in Buchanan and Dickenson counties, Virginia. In addition, Indian Creek, Sullivan Branch and Fryingpan Creek are listed as impaired for failure to support the aquatic life use, and are also located in Buchanan and Dickenson counties, Virginia. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the State Water Control Law requires DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) Priority List and Report. A public comment period will begin on October 18, 2018 and end on November 19, 2018. Please note, all written comments should include name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to DEQ contact person. An advisory committee to assist in development of this TMDL will be established. Persons interested in assisting should notify the DEQ contact person by the end of the comment period and provide their name, address, phone number, email address and the organization you represent (if any). Notification of the composition of the panel will be sent to all applicants. Information on the development of the TMDLs for these impairments is available upon request. Questions or information requests should be addressed to the staff contact listed. Notice of this meeting appears in the October 15, 2018,
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Martha Chapman 
Address: DEQ Southwest Regional Office
355-A Deadmore Street
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4845    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-