Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, Poplar Branch, and Beaverdam Creek TMDL - Informational Meeting

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/18/2021  6:00 pm
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Essig Recreation Center, 295 Technology Dr, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
An informational public meeting to discuss a water quality study on Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, Poplar Branch, and Beaverdam Creek. Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, Poplar Branch, and Beaverdam Creek are located in Franklin, Pittsylvania and Bedford Counties and are listed on the 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of Virginia’s water quality standards for the General Standard (Benthics). This means that the stream bug community is not as healthy as we would expect. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractors, Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc. and James Madison University (JMU) will discuss these impairments, process used in identifying the most likely stressor to the watersheds, the watershed modeling approach, and solicit feedback from watershed stakeholders. This meeting is an opportunity for local residents to learn about the condition of these streams, share information about the area, and become involved in the process of local water quality improvement. A public comment period will begin on November 18, 2021 and end on January 3, 2022.. An advisory committee to assist in development of this clean-up study (i.e., TMDL) will be established. Persons interested in assisting should notify the DEQ contact person by the end of the comment period and provide their name, address, phone number, email address and the organization you represent (if any). Notification of the composition of the panel will be sent to all applicants. Information about DEQ’s TMDL program can be found here:
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lucy Smith 
Address: 901 Russell Drive
Salem, 24153
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)562-6718 ext: 7850    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-