Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
 Electronic Access 
Public Meeting - Development of a TMDL Implementation Plan (IP) for Peak Creek watersheds (Pulaski County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/11/2021  6:00 pm
Type Electronic Only 
Electronic Access This meeting will be held virtually. Please register in advance using the link below. Registration URL: Webinar ID: 860-228-419. For technical assistance during the meeting call or email Lucy Smith; 540-562-6718;
Board Website 
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Disability Friendly? No       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will virtually hold a public meeting for interested persons regarding the development of a TMDL Implementation Plan (IP) for bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the Peak Creek watersheds in Pulaski County. Peak Creek flows into Claytor Lake, a reservoir on the New River. These streams were listed as impaired on the Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report due to violations of the State’s water quality standard for bacteria. The following are the names of the bacteria “impaired” stream, the length of the impaired segment and the reason for the impairment : Peak Creek, 1.83 miles, bacteria; Peak Creek, 1.66 miles, bacteria; Peak Creek, 0.51 miles, bacteria; Peak Creek, 0.39 miles, bacteria; Peak Creek, 2.10 miles, bacteria; Peak Creek, 2.10 miles, bacteria; Tract Fork, 1.24 miles, bacteria. The TMDL study for these stream impairments was completed in April 2004 and revised in August 2004, and can be found in the Fecal Bacteria and General Standard Total Maximum Daily Load Development for Peak Creek report. The report is available on request by contacting James Moneymaker at Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires the development of an IP for approved TMDLs. The IP should provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. The IP should also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. 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. 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. This will be the first public meeting to discuss development of an Implementation Plan for the bacteria TMDL. At this meeting, development of the Implementation Plan to restore water quality in the Peak Creek watershed will be discussed, and citizens will learn how they can be part of the water quality improvement process. Written comments are accepted by e-mail, fax or postal mail. The 30-day public comment period on the information presented at the meeting will begin on May 11, 2021 and end on June 11, 2021. Questions or information requests should be addressed to Karen Kline with Virginia Tech Biological Systems Engineering. Written comments and inquiries should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to Karen Kline, Virginia Tech Biological Systems Engineering, 400 Seitz Hall, Virginia Tech 155 Ag Quad Lane, Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone: 540.231.0094; email: In the event that the Governor’s State of Emergency is lifted, the meeting will be held on the same date and time at: Pulaski Municipal Building, 42 1st Street, NW, Pulaski, VA, second floor. Notice of this comment period appears in the May 10, 2021 issue of the Virginia Register.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen Kline 
Address: Virginia Tech, 400 Seitz Hall
155 Ag Quad Lane
Blacksburg, 24061
Email Address:
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