Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting: Water Quality Study (TMDL) for Lewis Creek

Meeting Details
Date / Time 2/25/2020  1:30 pm
Location Staunton City Hall (Caucus Room),
116 West Beverly Street,
Staunton, VA 24401. 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 3/3/2020   (108k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
This meeting will be open to the public and all are welcome. A Technical Advisory Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the development of a Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for a segment of Lewis Creek. Discussions will include a review of potential PCB sources in the watershed and processes impacting their transport to the creek. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: A portion of Lewis Creek, located in Augusta County and the City of Staunton, Virginia is listed as impaired for PCBs based on a Virginia Department of Health (VDH) fish consumption advisory and violations of Virginia’s Water Quality Standards. The PCB impairment begins approximately 0.65 miles upstream of the Route 262 bridge crossing and extends 10 miles downstream to Lewis Creek’s confluence with Middle River. This water quality study will report on the sources of PCBs in the watershed and recommend reductions to meet the PCB TMDL. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, PCB levels need to be reduced to the TMDL amount. Through this process, Virginia agencies will partner with a Technical Advisory Committee made up of local stakeholders to identify sources of pollution impacting aquatic life in these waterways, and the reductions needed from these sources to meet the TMDL. All meetings in support of TMDL development are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. For more information, 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: Nesha McRae 
Address: DEQ- Valley Regional Office
PO Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7850    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: ()-