Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Public Meeting - TMDL Implementation Plan for Mattaponi River Watershed (Caroline, King and Queen, King William, Orange and Spotsylvania Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 7/10/2019  4:30 pm
Location Bowling Green Town Hall
117 Butler Street
Bowling Green, VA 22427 
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
A public meeting to present a draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan (IP). The IP contains implementation strategies to address excess bacteria in local area streams. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will present and discuss with community members a draft TMDL IP for the Mattaponi River watershed. The plan explains the pollutant reductions needed to meet the targets contained in a 2016 TMDL report prepared for the watershed. The IP report recommends a specific set of voluntary best management practices (BMPs) for agricultural lands, residential septic systems, and developed lands to reduce bacteria entering area streams. There will be a 30-day public comment period for interested stakeholders to comment on the draft plan. Written comments will be accepted from July 11, 2019 to August 12, 2019. Directions for how to submit a comment are below. Throughout the 30-day public comment period, the draft IP can be found at the website linked below: (please copy and paste to your browser). DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: 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 do not meet their “recreational use” water quality standards. Accordingly, these streams are listed on the 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of Virginia’s recreational use water quality standards, from excess levels of E.coli bacteria. The recommended set of management practices included in the TMDL IP are designed to reduce bacteria levels by the amount needed to allow attainment of the water quality standard. The IP satisfies is a requirement of Virginia’s 1997 Water Quality Monitoring, Information, and Restoration Act (§62.1-44.19:4 through 19:8 of the Code of Virginia). This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. Notice of this meeting appears in the June 24, 2019 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: Dave Evans 
Address: DEQ – Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
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