Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
 Electronic Access 
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - Mountain Run PCBs TMDL (Culpeper County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 1/12/2021  1:00 pm
Type Electronic Only 
Electronic Access Please use the following link to join this meeting: You can also dial in using your phone: United States: +1 (408) 650-3123 Access Code: 618-346-285 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 1/20/2021   (207k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is establishing a technical advisory committee (TAC) to assist in development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in Culpeper County. Mountain Run, from the outlet of Lake Pelham to the confluence with the Rappahannock River, is identified on the Clean Water Act §303(d) List for not supporting the fish consumption use due to the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in fish tissue and in the water column. The Virginia Department of Health has issued a fish consumption advisory for Mountain Run from the Route 15/29 bridge crossing downstream to the confluence with the Rappahannock River. Additionally, two unnamed tributaries to Mountain Run in the Town of Culpeper are identified as impaired due to the presence of PCBs in the water column. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant (i.e. PCBs) a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, pollutant levels must be reduced to the TMDL allocated amount. Federal and state laws require TMDL studies to be performed for all impaired water bodies. The TAC for this study will provide technical input and insight of local and regional issues related to the PCBs impairments noted above. The first TAC meeting for this project will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Given the existing State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held entirely 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 to avoid possible interruptions in computer audio. 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. In addition to the TAC meeting, a public webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. More information is available here: For more information about this project, 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: Rebecca Shoemaker 
Address: DEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
Telephone: (703)583-3807    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-