Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
TMDL for the Mattaponi River and Tributaries Technical Advisory Committee

Meeting Details
Date / Time 6/26/2019  10:30 am
Location King & Queen Branch Library Meeting Room, 396 Newtown Road, St. Stephen’s Church, VA 23148. 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? No       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractors, Virginia Institute for Marine Science and Streams Tech, will discuss the continued development of a water quality study known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for a portion of the Mattaponi River and select tributaries located in southwest Essex, southeast Caroline, King and Queen, and King William Counties. This is an opportunity for local stakeholders to become involved in the process of local water quality improvement. MEETING DESCRIPTION: A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will review the modeled draft bacteria loads for TMDL allocations. The primary goals of the model development are to determine bacteria loads and reduction targets and generate allocation scenarios. Local stakeholders can join the TAC and provide input on the TMDL development. The TAC will incorporate feedback from localities and project partners, and review the project scope and schedule for the TMDL process. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia require DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. Portions of the Mattaponi River and its tributaries are impaired for the “recreational use” designated use due to exceedances of the bacteria (E. coli) water quality standard. The impaired tributaries within the project area include Herring Creek, Aylett Creek, Dogwood Fork, Dickeys Swamp, Market Swamp, Garnetts Creek, Courthouse Creek, and unnamed tributaries to Dickeys Swamp and Garnetts Creek. This water quality study will report on the sources of bacteria and recommend reductions to meet the TMDL for the impaired segments of the river and tributaries. To restore water quality in this portion of the Mattaponi River and select tributaries, bacteria levels will need to be reduced to the TMDL amount. NOTE: This meeting will be open to the public and all are welcome to participate. In the case of inclement weather or other reason for postponement, an alternate meeting date is scheduled for Monday, July 1 at 10:30 am at the same location.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jennifer Rogers 
Address: 4949-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, 23060
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