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 5/10/2022  1:30 pm
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Franklin County Public Library, 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount VA 24151
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 4/28/2022   (60k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 5/25/2022   (63k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host the 3rd Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting to discuss the development of a clean-up study, also known as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL(s)) for Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, Poplar Branch, and Beaverdam Creek in Pittsylvania, Franklin and Bedford Counties. These streams are listed on the 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’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 State Water Control Law require the DEQ to develop clean-up studies (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. will discuss the reductions in sediment necessary to meet the TMDL goal and discuss the next steps for achieving these reductions. We will 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. Information on previous meetings and the stressor identification 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: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Salem, 24153
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)988-6152    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-