Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - Clean Up Study (TMDL) for Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, Poplar Branch, and Beaverdam Creek in Franklin, Pittsylvania, and Bedford Counties

Meeting Details
Date / Time 1/7/2022  10:30 am
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Franklin County Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount VA 24151 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The 2nd TMDL Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for the Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, Poplar Branch, and Beaverdam Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project. 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). 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 JMU will discuss the data and process used in identifying the most likely stressor to the watersheds and solicit feedback on the findings from the 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. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for January 10th from 10:30 am- 12:00 pm at the same location.
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: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Salem, 24153
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)988-6152    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-