Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Sand Branch Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study

Meeting Details
Date / Time 1/31/2023  10:00 am
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Brambleton Public Library, Meeting Room A located at 22850 Brambleton Plaza, Brambleton, Virginia 20148 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 1/18/2023   (42k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 2/13/2023   (1849k)       DRAFT
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host the sixth TMDL Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting for the Sand Branch Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study on Tuesday January 31, 2023. The TAC meeting is open to the public and any member of the public may participate in the proceedings. Meeting participants will assist in development of a cleanup study, also known as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), to address benthic impairments of Sand Branch in Fairfax and Loudoun counties which has been listed on Virginia’s § 303(d) list of impaired waters for failing to meet Virginia’s water quality standards due to poor health in the benthic biological communities. TMDLs will be developed for sediment, total dissolved solids, and total phosphorus, which were identified as probable contributors to the poor health of the stream segment. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractors, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., will discuss and solicit feedback on the on-going development of three TMDLs, changes within the watershed, results of the AllForX for total phosphorus and sediment, and the proposed project timeline. Information about this study can be found here: In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Margaret Dannemann 
Address: 13901 Crown Court
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (571)866-6485    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-