Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TMDL Stakeholder Meeting - Watershed Cleanup Study for Hat and Black Creeks

Meeting Details
Date / Time 3/1/2023  2:00 pm
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Nelson County Public Library - 8521 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 22949
In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on March 2, 2023 at the same time and location stated above. 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 2/3/2023   (41k)
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
PURPOSE OF THE MEETING: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host the first TMDL stakeholder meeting for the Hat and Black Creek TMDL on March 1, 2023. The 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 Hat and Black Creeks in Nelson County, which have been listed on Virginia’s § 303(d) list of impaired waters for failing to meet Virginia’s water quality standards due to an altered benthic community. TMDLs will be developed for sediment in both streams and phosphorus in Black Creek, which were identified as probable contributors to the poor health of the stream segment. The meeting will discuss the results of the benthic stressor analysis, land cover estimates for the watersheds, and the process that will be used to establish TMDL endpoints. Information about this study can be found here: In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on March 2, 2023 at the same time and location stated above. CONTACT INFORMATION: Nesha McRae, Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road, PO Box 3000, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Phone: 540-217-7173; E-mail:
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Nesha McRae 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Harrisonburg, 24401
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)217-7173    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-