Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board

General Notice
Date Posted: 6/21/2007
Expiration Date: 7/25/2007
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
No comment forum defined for this notice.

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 06/22/2006 and can be found at the following website:


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 July 25, 2007.  Questions or information requests should be addressed to Shelley Williams.  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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Shelley Williams 
Address: 355 Deadmore Street, P.O. Box 1105
Abingdon, 24212
Email Address:
Telephone: 276-676-4845