|Date / Time
|1/28/2021 10:00 am
|This is a virtual meeting that can be accessed via: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/394428869. Participants can use their computer audio and microphone, or they can dial: Phone: (571) 317-3122; Access Code: 394-428-869. For technical assistance during the meeting call: (703) 583-3906.
|Link to Electronic Record
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|Disability Friendly? Yes Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
|Purpose of the meeting The first dedicated meeting of the Agricultural Workgroup for the Mountain Run, Muddy Run and Lower Hazel River TMDL Implementation Plan (IP) Project will be held on January 28, 2021. Water quality monitoring data collected by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have shown that portions of Flat Branch, Indian Run, the (lower) Hazel River, Jonas Run, Mountain Run, Mountain Run Reservoir, Muddy Run, an Unnamed Tributary to Jonas Run, and Waterford Run do not meet Virginia’s water quality standard for recreation due to exceedances of the water quality criteria for E.coli. Additionally, DEQ’s biological monitoring data have shown that portions of Jonas Run and Mountain Run do not meet Virginia’s water quality standard for aquatic life due to poor health in the benthic biological communities. These impaired water bodies are located within the Town of Culpeper and Culpeper County. This project will develop an IP to restore water quality in portions of the project area watersheds noted above. The purpose of the Agricultural Workgroup is to identify (1) best management practices (BMPs) capable of reducing bacteria loads sufficient to achieve water quality standards, prioritizing those that also reduce nutrients and sediment loads, (2) obstacles to implementation of BMPs from agricultural operations, and (3) practical solutions to the identified obstacles. The group will also evaluate partnerships and identify implementation strategies that are relevant to the local project area watersheds. The workgroup will also consider a reasonable timeline in which to achieve implementation goals. 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 above. If meeting attendees experience any interruption in the meeting broadcast, they should call the technical support line that is also provided 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.
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|Name / Title:
DEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
|(703)583-3835 FAX: (804)698-4178 TDD: ()-