Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - James River, Maury River and Jackson River PCB TMDL Project

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/2/2022  2:00 pm
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Thomas Jefferson PDC Water Street Center, 407 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held at the same location on November 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 10/19/2022   (60k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 11/9/2022   (73k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host the third meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the James, Maury and Jackson River PCB TMDL on November 2, 2022. TAC meetings are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome to attend. The TAC will continue to assist in development of a clean-up study, also known as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), to address Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) impairments of the James, Maury and Jackson Rivers in the following counties: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Buckingham, Campbell, Chesterfield, Craig, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Giles, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Henrico, Highland, Montgomery, Nelson, Powhatan, and Roanoke, and the affected cities include Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, Lexington, Lynchburg, and Richmond. Segments of these rivers have been listed on Virginia’s § 303(d) list of impaired waters for failing to meet Virginia’s water quality standards due to PCBs in fish tissue. Additionally, Fishing Creek in Lynchburg and Reedy Creek in Richmond are also listed as impaired on the 303(d) TMDL priority list because DEQ monitoring data indicates levels of PCBs in the water above the state water quality criteria. TMDLs will be developed for PCBs for each of the impaired stream segments. The TAC meeting will discuss TMDL endpoint recommendations for the watersheds, recommended PCB allocations, a TMDL cost benefit analysis and next steps in the TMDL development process. Information about this study 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: Mark Richards 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)659-1126    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-