Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Public Meeting - Development of a Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan for the McClure River

Meeting Details
Date / Time 7/16/2019  6:00 pm
Location McClure River Kiwanis Building
[located at the intersection of State Route 63 (Dante Mountain Road) and State Route 773 (Herndon Road) in the McClure Community]
Dickenson County, Virginia 
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 to initiate the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan (IP) for the McClure River watershed. PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking input from watershed stakeholders to address the best way to restore water quality in the McClure River watershed. An Implementation Plan (IP) will be developed to explain the pollutant reductions needed to meet the targets contained in the 2018 TMDL report prepared for the watershed. The IP will recommend 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 persons to submit comments on the development of the IP. Written comments will be accepted from July 17, 2019 to August 15, 2019. Directions for how to submit a comment are below. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: There are six (6) different impaired stream segments in the McClure River watershed, including three segments of the McClure River mainstem, Big Spraddle Branch, Buffalo Creek and Roaring Fork. All segments are listed as impaired on Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report due to violations of Virginia’s recreational use water quality standard from excess levels of E.coli bacteria. 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. In addition, Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires expeditious implementation of total maximum daily loads when appropriate. The Implementation Plan (IP) will provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. The IP will also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. DEQ completed the bacteria TMDL for the McClure River in 2018. To obtain a copy of the TMDL report, use the contact information below. This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. A public comment period on the development of the TMDL IP will begin on July 17, 2019 and end August 15, 2019. Notice of this meeting appears in the July 8, 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: Stephanie Kreps 
Address: DEQ Southwest Regional Office
355A Deadmore
Abingdon, 24210
Email Address:
Telephone: (276)676-4803    FAX: (276)676-4899    TDD: ()-