Notice of action: The State Water Control Board (Board) is considering the approval of Twenty-nine Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports (90 TMDLs) and Ten TMDL modifications (20 TMDLs), and granting authorization to include the TMDL reports in the appropriate Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs).
Purpose of notice: The Board is seeking comment on the proposed approvals and authorizations. The purpose of these actions is to approve Twenty-nine TMDL reports as Virginia’s plans for the pollutant reductions necessary for attainment of water quality goals in several impaired waterbodies. These actions are taken in accordance with the Public Participation Procedures for Water Quality Management Planning.
Public comment period: February 16, 2009 to March 16, 2009
Description of proposed action: DEQ staff intends to recommend 1) that the State Water Control Board approve the TMDL reports listed below as Virginia’s plans for the pollutant reductions necessary for attainment of water quality goals in the impaired segments, and 2) that the State Water Control Board authorize inclusion of the TMDL reports in the appropriate WQMPs. No regulatory amendments are required for these TMDLs and their associated waste load allocations.
The TMDLs were developed in accordance with Federal Regulations (40 CFR §130.7) and are exempt from the provisions of Article II of the Virginia Administrative Process Act. The TMDLs have been through the TMDL public participation process contained in DEQ’s Public Participation Procedures for Water Quality Management Planning. The public comment process provides the affected stakeholders an opportunity for public appeal of the TMDLs. EPA approved all TMDL reports presented under this public notice. The approved reports can be found at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/TMDLDataSearch/ReportSearch.jspx