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State Water Control Board
Meeting:
TMDL Public Meeting - New River Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project

 
Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/10/2017  6:00 pm
Location Radford University, Heth Hall Rm 22, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142
(Parking will be available in Lots DD and EE) 
Board Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov 
Agenda document not available
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will host a public meeting on May 10, 2017 in Radford on a water quality study for the New River and several of its tributaries in Tazewell, Craig, Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Radford City, Carroll, and Floyd Counties. This meeting will be open to the public and all interested parties are welcome.The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report, gather information, and discuss the study with community members. There will be a 30-day public comment period following the meeting for interested stakeholders to comment on the draft report. Written comments will accepted through June 9th, 2017. Directions for how to submit a comment are below. The draft TMDL report can be found at the website linked below: http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/DraftTMDLReports.aspx DEQ is working to identify sources of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) pollution in the New River watershed. This pollution decreases the quality of the water, prohibiting fish consumption. PCBs are chemicals that were used in commercial and industrial applications until the late 1970s and can remain in the environment for decades. DEQ developed a total maximum daily load, or a TMDL, for the PCB impaired waters and will present the draft study at the meeting. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can contain and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, pollutant levels have to be reduced to the TMDL amount. The following streams have PCB impairments: New River (Montgomery County) - PCBs in Fish Tissue; New River, Stony Creek (Giles County) - PCBs in Fish Tissue; Walker Creek (Giles County) - PCBs in Water Column; New River, Peak Creek (Pulaski County) - PCBs in Fish Tissue; and, New River, Reed Creek (Wythe County) - PCBs in Fish Tissue. The meetings of the TMDL process are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. Written comments on the draft TMDL report will be accepted through June 9, 2017 and should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments. To submit written comments, please contact the staff person listed below. Additional information is also available on the DEQ web site at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/PCBTMDLs/NewRiverTMDLPCB.aspx. Notice of this meeting appears in the April 17, 2017 Virginia Register.
Meeting Scope
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General business
 
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
 
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Richards 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address: mark.richards@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4392    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-