Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Steering Committee Meeting - Mattaponi River Watersheds - Implementation Plan Development

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/27/2019  1:00 pm
Location Bowling Green Town Hall,
117 Butler Street,
Bowling Green, Virginia, 22427 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 4/9/2019   (121k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announces the Steering Committee Meeting to develop an Implementation Plan (IP) to restore water quality in several Mattaponi River watersheds. MEETING DESCRIPTION: The Mattaponi IP Steering Committee meeting participants will provide feedback to enable DEQ to refine the draft IP report that will subsequently be presented to the public for formal review and comment. The Implementation Plan report will explain the Plan’s development and recommendations to restore water quality in the Mattaponi River IP watershed plan area. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to review and share feedback on preliminary recommendations for best management practices to reduce bacteria coming from multiple sources within the watershed. The group will suggest ways to refine the IP report before its formal presentation in a public meeting to be held in late May or early June, 2019. DESCRIPTION OF AREA COVERED BY THE PLAN: The Mattaponi River watershed is very large, and comprised of many smaller watersheds. Fourteen smaller watersheds were included in a 2016 Bacteria TMDL report for the Mattaponi River, after they had been identified as impaired and included on the Clean Water Act §303(d) list for not supporting Virginia’s water quality recreation use standard due to the presence of fecal bacteria. All of these watersheds will be addressed in the Implementation Plan, including: 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. Additional stream segments on Polecat Creek and on the Mattaponi River between its confluences with Polecat Creek and Chapel Creek have recently been identified as impaired due to the presence of fecal bacteria, and these areas are also being addressed in the IP. The Implementation Plan watershed area falls primarily within Caroline, King and Queen, King William and Spotsylvania Counties; and a small section lies within Orange County. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday April 2, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the same location. If you have any questions, please contact the staff person 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: David Evans 
Address: DEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
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