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State Water Control Board
Meeting:
Public Meeting - TMDL Implementation Plan for the Mattaponi River Watershed (Caroline, King and Queen, King William, Orange & Spotsylvania Counties)

 
Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/10/2019  4:30 pm
Location Bowling Green Town Hall,
117 Butler Street,
Bowling Green, VA 22427 
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
A public meeting to present a draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plan (IP). The IP contains implementation strategies to address excess bacteria in local area streams. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will present and discuss with community members a draft TMDL IP for the Mattaponi River watershed. The plan explains the pollutant reductions needed to meet the targets contained in a 2016 TMDL report prepared for the watershed. The IP report recommends a specific set of voluntary best management practices (BMPs) for agricultural lands, residential septic systems, and developed lands to reduce bacteria entering area streams. There will be a 30-day public comment period for interested stakeholders to comment on the draft plan. Written comments will be accepted from September 11, 2019 to October 11, 2019. Directions for how to submit a comment are below. Throughout the 30-day public comment period, the draft IP can be found at the website linked below (please copy and paste to your browser): https://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLImplementation/TMDLImplementationPlans.aspx DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: Portions of Brock Run, Chapel Creek, Doctors Creek, Glady Run, Maracossic Creek, Mat River, Matta River, Mattaponi River, Motto River, Po River, Polecat Creek, Poni River, Reedy Creek, and Root Swamp do not meet their “recreational use” water quality standards. Accordingly, these streams are listed on the 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report as impaired due to violations of Virginia’s recreational use water quality standards, from excess levels of E.coli bacteria. The recommended set of management practices included in the TMDL IP are designed to reduce bacteria levels by the amount needed to allow attainment of the water quality standard. The IP satisfies is a requirement of Virginia’s 1997 Water Quality Monitoring, Information, and Restoration Act (§62.1-44.19:4 through 19:8 of the Code of Virginia). HOW TO COMMENT AND PARTICIPATE: This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome. A public comment period on the TMDL IP will begin on September 11, 2019 and end October 11, 2019. All comments must be written and submitted via traditional or e-mail by 11:59 PM on October 11, 2019. They must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments.Submit comments to the staff person listed below. Notice of this meeting appears in the August 19, 2019 Virginia Register. For more information on this study, please contact David Evans via phone, email, or traditional mail at the contact information listed above. All materials related to this project will be posted on the DEQ website under the “Mattaponi River TMDL Implementation Plan” section of the webpage noted above.
Meeting Scope
 
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change
 
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
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General business

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: ()-