Notice is hereby given that the State Water Control Board seeks comment on proposed modifications to the bacteria and benthic Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) developed for Callahan Creek in Wise County.
Total maximum daily loads of E. coli, total dissolved solids (TDS), and sediment were developed to address bacterial and benthic impairments in Callahan Creek. These TMDLs were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency on
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) seeks written comments from interested persons on the minor modification of this TMDL. A minor increase in the wasteload allocation is requested as part of mining permit applications submitted by the coal industry. DEQ proposes to modify the wasteload allocation and TMDL to accommodate this minor 69.3 Mg/yr increase. The above revisions would result in an insignificant increase in the total allocated sediment load for the sediment TMDL. The revisions would result in a 1.0% increase in the Callahan Cr. sediment TMDL. To review the proposed revisions to the wasteload allocation tables and TMDL equation tables, please contact Shelley Williams using the contact information below.
The public comment period for these modifications will end on
|Name / Title:||Shelley Williams|
355 Deadmore Street, P.O. Box 1105