Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
 Electronic Access 
Residential Workgroup Meeting - Mountain Run, Muddy Run and Lower Hazel River TMDL Implementation Plan Project

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/11/2021  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: 571-317-3122. Access Code: 796-536-4. 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 5/24/2021   (138k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The second meeting of the Residential Workgroup for the Mountain Run, Muddy Run and Lower Hazel River TMDL Implementation Plan (IP) Project will be held on May 11, 2021. In this meeting DEQ will present analysis of the benthic impairments within Mountain Run and Jonas Run, and hold workgroup discussions focused on measures to reduce pollutants carried in stormwater runoff from developed lands. Water quality monitoring data collected by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) shows 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 Residential 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 for residential/developed lands, 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, and 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 at the end of this notice. If meeting attendees experience any interruption in the meeting broadcast, they should call the technical support line that is also provided at the end of this notice. 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: David Evans 
Address: DEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
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