A total maximum daily load of E. coli was developed to address the bacterial impairments in Goochland, Fluvanna, Louisa, Powhatan, and CumberlandCounties. This TMDL was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency on06/11/2008. The report is available at: http://www.deq.virginia.gov/tmdl/apptmdls/jamesrvr/jmsgrp2.pdf .
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) seeks written comments from interested persons on the minor modification of this TMDL. Tables ES.2 (page xxvi) and 5.13 (page 5-34) of the report contain the James RiverCorrectionalCenter, permit number VA0006149. The report identifies this facility as a municipal minor plant with a design flow of 0.060 mgd and provides a bacteria Waste Load Allocation of 1.04 x 1011 cfu/yr. This facility is a potable water treatment plant rather than a STP and is correctly classified as an industrial minor. Therefore, DEQ proposes the following changes to the report:
- Remove the potable water treatment facility (VA0006149) and associated wording from the TMDL report;
- Add the WLA of 1.04 X 1011 cfu/yr to the WLA growth factor for Beaverdam Creek in Tables ES.2 and 5.13.
The public comment period for these modifications will end on August 21, 2008. Questions or information requests should be addressed to the contact person below. Written comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be sent to the contact person below.