Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
 Electronic Access 
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - TMDL Study for Sand Branch

Meeting Details
Date / Time 1/25/2021  1:00 pm
Type Electronic Only 
Electronic Access This is a virtual meeting that can be accessed via: Participants can use their computer audio and microphone, or they can dial: Phone: (312) 757-3121, Access Code: 161-032-493. 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 2/9/2021   (2638k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
This is the second meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Sand Branch Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study. Biological monitoring data collected by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have shown that Sand Branch does not meet Virginia’s water quality standard for aquatic life use due to poor health in the benthic biological communities. This project will identify the most probable stressor(s) contributing to the poor health of the benthic community and of those, which are pollutants that may be considered for TMDL development. The purpose of this TAC meeting is to present and discuss watershed characteristics, available monitoring data, and probable stressors. If you have any questions regarding the TAC, this meeting, or the Sand Branch TMDL Study, please contact Sarah Sivers via phone, email, or conventional mail using the information listed at the bottom of this notice. 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 URL to register for the virtual meeting is provided at the end of this notice. 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 that is also provided at the above. 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.
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:
Telephone: (703)583-3898    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-