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TMDL Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - New River Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/9/2017  1:30 pm
Location Radford Public Library, 30 W Main Street, Radford, VA 24141 
Board Website 
Agenda document not available
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 5/22/2017   (77k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will host the 3rd Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for the New River Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project. The Technical Advisory Committee consists of representatives from local governments, Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permittees, riparian landowners, and recreational and conservation groups in the watershed. Technical Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and interested citizens are welcome to observe and ask questions during the designated time at the meeting. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractors will discuss the draft report for the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) water quality study known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the New River and its tributaries. Additional Technical Advisory Committee discussion topics include but are not limited to DEQ’s response to comments received after the 2nd Technical Advisory Committee meeting (January 19th, 2017), TMDL implementation strategies, and project next steps. In Virginia, portions of the mainstem New River, Stony Creek, Walker Creek, Reed Creek, and Claytor Lake are listed as impaired for PCBs based on a Virginia Department of Health (VDH) fish consumption advisory and violations of Virginia’s Water Quality Standards. The PCB impairment begins at the I-77 bridge across the New River and extends downstream of the VA/WV state line, and includes Peak Creek, Reed Creek, Stony Creek, Walker Creek and Claytor Lake. This water quality study reports on the sources of PCBs and recommends reductions to meet TMDLs for the impaired waters. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. Reductions and a TMDL designed to reinstate the fish consumption use were developed. Virginia agencies have worked cooperatively to identify sources of PCBs. For more information, please visit or contact: Mark Richards, DEQ Office of Watershed Programs: Telephone: (804) 698-4392, Email:; Mary Dail, DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office: Telephone: (540) 562-6715, E-mail:; or Martha Chapman, DEQ Southwest Regional Office: Telephone: (276) 676-4800, Fax: (276) 676-4899, Email:
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
General business

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Richards 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
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