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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
TMDL Public Meeting - Rudee Inlet Watershed (rescheduled due to inclement weather)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 1/10/2018  6:00 pm
Location W.T. Cooke Elementary, 1501 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 
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 Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and its contractors, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, have developed a draft water quality report on the bacteria impairments in the Rudee Inlet watershed located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A public meeting will be held to introduce the local community to the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for bacteria and gather public comment on the draft report. A public comment period on the draft TMDL report will follow the meeting (01/11/2018 – 02/09/2018). DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: Portions of the Rudee Inlet watershed including Lake Rudee, Lake Wesley, and Owl Creek, were identified in Virginia’s 2014 Water Quality Assessment & Integrated Report as impaired due to violations of the State’s water quality standards for Enterococci and Fecal Coliform and do not support the Designated Uses of “Primary Contact (recreational or swimming)” and “Shellfishing”. 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. Reductions and TMDLs for the causes of the impairments have been developed and are available for community review in the TMDL report located online at the following link on January 10, 2018: MDLDevelopment/DraftTMDLReports.aspx HOW TO COMMENT AND PARTICIPATE: The meetings of the TMDL process are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. Written comments will be accepted through February 9, 2018 and should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments. For more information or to submit written comments, please contact the staff person listed. Notice of this meeting appears in the December 25, 2017 Virginia Register. Please note, in the case of inclement weather, an alternate meeting will occur on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the same location.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
General business

Contact Information
Name / Title: Rachel Hamm 
Address: DEQ Tidewater Regional Office
5636 Southern Blvd.
Virginia Beach, 23462
Email Address:
Telephone: (757)518-2024    FAX: (757)518-2009    TDD: ()-