Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
 Electronic Access 
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - Water Quality Study (TMDL Study) for Lynch Creek And Reed Creek (Pittsylvania And Campbell Counties)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/2/2020  1:00 pm
Type Electronic Only 
Electronic Access To register and gain access to the meeting, use the following link: The webinar ID is: 610-365-115. The meeting will be recorded.
Link to Electronic Record
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will virtually host the first Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting for the Lynch Creek and Reed Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project. Please register ahead of the meeting. Given the current 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 participants are encouraged to access the meeting using a computer to view presentations or visual displays, although audio only participation using a phone is also an option. This meeting will be open to the public and all are welcome. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractors, 3E and JMU will discuss the process and data used to develop a water quality study, known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Lynch Creek and Reed Creek in Pittsylvania and Campbell Counties. These streams are listed on the 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of Virginia’s water quality standards for the General Standard (Benthics). 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: In Pittsylvania and Campbell Counties, the entirety of Lynch Creek and Reed Creek are impaired for the “General Use” water quality standard, meaning the macroinvertebrates or ‘water bugs’ are not healthy and diverse and subsequently do not meet the “aquatic life” water quality standard . DEQ and its contractors are working to identify the pollutant cause for the benthic impairment through a weight of evidence approach. After the pollutant has been identified, a water quality study will report on the sources of the pollutant and recommend reductions to meet Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the impaired waters. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, the pollutant levels need to be reduced to the TMDL amount. The impaired streams are: .37 miles of Lynch Creek in Campbell County, NWBD RU48, Impaired Assessment Unit VAW-L19R_LYH01A02, Cause Group Code L19R-02-BEN, Listed in 2010; 3.53 miles of Lynch Creek in Campbell County, NWBD RU48, Impaired Assessment Unit VAW-L19R_LYH02A02, Cause Group Code L19R-02-BEN 2010, listed in 2010; and, 8.90 miles of Reed Creek in Pittsylvania County, NWBD RU48, Impaired Assessment Unit VAW-L19R_RAB01A00, Cause Group Code L19R-03-BEN, listed in 2010. The meetings of the TMDL process are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. The Technical Advisory Committee or TAC will assist in the development of this TMDL. For more information or to submit comments, please contact the DEQ staff person listed below. If you have technical issues registering for or difficultly signing on to the meeting please contact Kevin Vaughan at 804-698-4470 or In the event the Governor’s State of Emergency is lifted, the meeting will be held on the same date and time at the DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office, Training Room, 901 Russell Drive, Salem, VA 24153.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lucy Baker  / TMDL Coordinator
Address: DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office
901 Russell Drive
Salem, 24153
Email Address:
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