Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
 Electronic Access 
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - Watershed Cleanup Plan for Select Tributaries of the James River

Meeting Details
Date / Time 2/3/2021  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 can dial: Phone: +1 (571) 317-3112 Access Code: 863-015-781 # For technical assistance during the meeting call: 804-651-8025.
Link to Electronic Record
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 2/4/2021   (34k)       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) to address benthic impairments in select tributaries of the James River. Segments of Bailey Creek, Nuttree Branch, Oldtown Creek, Proctors Creek, Rohoic Creek, and Swift Creek in Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George Counties, and the Cities of Petersburg and Hopewell have been listed on the § 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired for failing to support the standards for aquatic life use due to an altered benthic community. This standard is intended to protect the aquatic life designated use, which states that all of the Commonwealth’s waterways will support a diverse and abundant population of aquatic life. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant 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 benthic impairments noted above. Given the existing State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first TAC 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. The URL to access the virtual meeting is provided above. If meeting participants experience any interruption in the meeting broadcast, they should call the technical support line provided. 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 Piedmont Regional Office, 4949A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. In addition to the TAC meeting, a public webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 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: Jen Rogers 
Address: DEQ, Piedmont Regional Office
4949A Cox Road
Glen Allen, 23060
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)527-5174    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-