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TMDL Public Meeting - Implementation Plan for the Little Calfpasture River (Rockbridge County)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/18/2017  7:00 pm
Location Goshen Volunteer Fire Hall, 9696 Maury River Road, Goshen VA 
Board Website 
Agenda document not available
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will host a public meeting to wrap up the development of a TMDL Implementation Plan for the Little Calfpasture River. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) seek written and oral comments from interested persons on the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan for the Little Calfpasture River in Rockbridge County. The draft TMDL Implementation Plan for the Little Calfpasture River can be found here: The Little Calfpasture River was listed on the 1996 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s general (benthic) standard for aquatic life. This impairment extends for 0.82 miles from the Lake Merriweather Dam to the confluence with the Maury River. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia require DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. In addition, Section 62.1-44.19:7.C of the Code of Virginia requires expeditious implementation of total maximum daily loads when appropriate. The IP should provide measurable goals and the date of expected achievement of water quality objectives. The IP should also include the corrective actions needed and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. DEQ completed a benthic TMDL for the Little Calfpasture River in January 2009. The TMDL was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in April 2010. The TMDL report is available on the DEQ website at: A 30-day public comment period for the meeting will begin on May 19, 2017 end on June 19, 2017. Written comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to the DEQ staff listed. Notice of this meeting and public comment period appears in the May 15, 2017 Virginia Register.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
General business

Contact Information
Name / Title: Nesha McRae 
Address: DEQ - Valley Regional Office
P.O. Box 3000
Harrisonburg, 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)574-7850    FAX: (540)574-7878    TDD: ()-