Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
 Electronic Access 
TMDL Public Meeting & Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - Sand Branch (Loudoun and Fairfax Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/29/2020  3:30 pm
Type Electronic Only 
Electronic Access To register for this virtual meeting and to receive access information, sign up here: For technical assistance during the meeting call: (703) 583-3906.
Link to Electronic Record
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 11/10/2020   (135k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host the first public meeting and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on the development of the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Sand Branch in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. A 1.54 mile segment of Sand Branch (upstream limit at the headwaters and downstream limit at the confluence with Cob Run) is listed on the 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s water quality standards for General Standard (Benthics). Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the State Water Control Law require the DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. A component of a TMDL is the Waste Load Allocation (WLA); therefore, this notice is provided pursuant to §2.2-4006.A.14 of the Administrative Process Act for any future adoption of the TMDL WLAs. Given the existing State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held entirely virtually. A computer or a telephone are necessary to participate virtually. All meeting attendees are encouraged to access the meeting using a computer to view the meeting visuals. Attendees may also use a phone for audio and a computer for visual to avoid possible interruptions in computer audio. Although the use of a phone for audio only participation is possible, since the meeting will rely on visuals, audio only participation is discouraged. The webinar link to register for the virtual meeting is provided above. Once registered for the meeting, registrants will receive an email with the URL and telephone information to participate in the meeting. If meeting attendees experience any interruption in the meeting broadcast, they should call the technical support line (703) 583-3906. In the event that the Governor’s State of Emergency is lifted, the meeting will be held on the same date and time at DEQ Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks written and oral comments from interested persons on the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Sand Branch in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. The public comment period will begin on October 30, 2020 and end on November 30, 2020. A TAC to assist in development of this TMDL is being convened concurrent with the public meeting. Persons interested in being a member of the TAC should notify the DEQ contact person by the end of the comment period and provide their name, address, phone number, email address and the organization you represent (if any). Notification of the composition of the panel will be sent to all applicants. Information on the development of the TMDLs for the impairments is available upon request. Questions or information requests should be addressed to the DEQ contact person listed below. Please note, all written comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to the DEQ contact 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: Sarah Sivers  / Water Quality Planning
Address: DEQ – Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
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