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State Water Control Board
Meeting:
TMDL Public Meeting - Implementation Plan for Upper Goose Creek, Cromwells Run, and Little River (Fauquier and Loudoun Counties)

 
Meeting Details
Date / Time 6/21/2017  6:00 pm
Location Wakefield School, 4439 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, Virginia 
Board Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov 
Agenda document not available
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks written and oral comments from interested persons on the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan for Upper Goose Creek, Cromwells Run, and Little River in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties. The draft TMDL Implementation Plan (IP) for these streams, jointly referred to as the Upper Goose Creek (UGC) project area, can be found here: http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLImplementation/TMDLImplementationPlans.aspx The mainstem of Goose Creek and six of its tributaries were listed as impaired on Virginia’s 1998 and 2002 303(d) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Priority List and Report due to exceedances of the State’s water quality standard for fecal coliform bacteria. 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. The Code of Virginia, Section 62.1-44.19:7.C, also requires expeditious implementation of TMDL’s, when appropriate. To satisfy this provision, DEQ prepares TMDL IPs with measurable goals and the date that water quality objectives are expected to be achieved, the corrective actions needed, and their associated costs, benefits, and environmental impacts. In February 2003 DEQ completed a TMDL study for the Goose Creek watershed that identified bacteria sources in each sub-watershed and set limits on the amount of bacteria these waterbodies can receive and still support their designated recreational use standard. The TMDL was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency on May 1, 2003. The TMDL report is available on the DEQ website at: http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx Over the last year, DEQ has led the preparation of a comprehensive plan to guide implementation of the actions needed to address excess bacteria levels in the Upper Goose Creek project area. This effort included public involvement in the form of a June 21, 2016 public meeting and several technical workgroup sessions in June and September 2016. To bring this work to its completion, DEQ will host a final public meeting for the Upper Goose Creek project area TMDL IP. A 30-day public comment period for the meeting will begin on June 21, 2017 end on July 21, 2017. Written comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to staff person listed. Notice of this meeting appears in the June 12, 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: David Evans 
Address: DEQ Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address: david.evans@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (703)583-3835    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-