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Department of Environmental Quality
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State Water Control Board
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Meeting:
TMDL Public Meeting - Benthic Report for Sand Branch (Loudoun & Fairfax Counties)

 
Meeting Details
Date / Time 5/26/2021  4:30 pm
Type Electronic Only 
Electronic Access To register for this virtual meeting and to receive access information, sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1950914473035055886. For technical assistance during the meeting call: (703) 583-3906.
Board Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? No       Deaf interpreter available upon request? No
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host the second public meeting for interested persons regarding the benthic stressor analysis report and the pollutants for which Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) will be developed to address an aquatic life use impairment for Sand Branch in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Biological monitoring data collected by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have shown that Sand Branch does not meet Virginia’s water quality standard for aquatic life use due to poor health in the benthic biological communities. The report identifies the most probable stressor(s) contributing to the poor health of the benthic community and of those, which are pollutants are considered for TMDL development. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and §62.1-44.19:7.C of the State Water Control Law require the DEQ to develop TMDLs for pollutants responsible for each impaired water contained in Virginia’s 303(d) TMDL Priority List and Report. A component of a TMDL is the Waste Load Allocation (WLA); therefore, this notice is provided pursuant to §2.2-4006.A.14 of the Administrative Process Act for any future adoption of the TMDL WLAs. Given the existing State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held entirely virtually. A computer or a telephone are necessary to participate virtually. All meeting attendees are encouraged to access the meeting using a computer to view the meeting visuals. Attendees may also use a phone for audio and a computer for visual to avoid possible interruptions in computer audio. Although the use of a phone for audio only participation is possible, since the meeting will rely on visuals, audio only participation is discouraged. The webinar link to register for the virtual meeting is provided at the end of this notice. Once registered for the meeting, registrants will receive an email with the URL and telephone information to participate in the meeting. If meeting attendees experience any interruption in the meeting broadcast, they should call the technical support line that is also provided at the end of this notice. In the event that the Governor’s State of Emergency is lifted, the meeting will be held on the same date and time at: DEQ Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193. Additionally, the DEQ seeks written and oral comments from interested persons on the benthic stressor analysis report and the pollutants for which Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) will be developed to address an aquatic life use impairment for Sand Branch in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. The public comment period will begin on May 27, 2021 and end on June 28, 2021. Information on the development of the TMDLs for the impairments is available upon request. Questions or information requests should be addressed to the DEQ contact person listed below. Please note, all written comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to the DEQ contact person listed below.
Meeting Scope
 
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change to regulation
 
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
X
General business of the board

Contact Information
Name / Title: Sarah Sivers 
Address: DEQ - Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address: Sarah.Sivers@deq.virginia.gov.
Telephone: (703)583-3898    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-