Through the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, the VA
DCR scheduled a meeting on June 8, 2004. The following
agencies were represented:
Charles Lunsford and Matt Criblez VA DCR
Department of Environmental
Quality (VA DEQ)
Marshall Soil and Water Conservation
Virginia Agricultural Extension Service
Representatives from Stafford County and Engineering
Concepts were also present.
VA DCR's proposed TMDL Implementation Plan was discussed.
The project objective is VA DCR's development of a phased
implementation plan that identifies the resources needed to
fully achieve the TMDL. The following points were noted:
TMDL studies have been completed and approved by
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Deep Run and
TMDL studies on Carter's Run and Great Run are nearing
The Code of Virginia requires an Implementation Plan to
identify corrective actions and resources needed to
fully meet the TMDL water quality goal for all approved
water quality studies.
The development of Implementation Plans for these
impaired streams and/or stream segments is the next
logical step in meeting identified water quality goals.
The VA DCR will serve as the lead agency in developing
the Implementation Plan. Responsibilities will include
organizing committees, conducting all public meetings,
compiling information, identifying implementation
actions and drafting the final report. They will assess
needs, define constraints and identify an implementation
phasing strategy. Water quality benefits will be
evaluated through modeling and monitoring.
Public participation is a key component in the
development of an Implementation Plan.
The VA DCR, with funding from EPA, will provide 75% cost
share for agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs)
and 50% to 75% cost share for residential BMPs. Other
funding sources will be identified.
JMSWCD will provide the technical services needed to
install agricultural and residential BMPs to meet the
goals identified in the Implementation Plan.
With the VA DCR as the lead agency, VA DEQ, JMSWCD,
Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission and Virginia
Cooperative Extension Service will cooperate in developing
the Implementation Plan. Input from the public will be
included. Benefits to Fauquier County will include:
Restoration of water quality to acceptable standards for
swimming, fishing and overall community health;
Significant financial assistance to install agricultural
and residential BMPs to meet TMDL goals; and
Education of the population through participation in the
Implementation Plan process.
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE PREPARATION OF THE TOTAL MAXIMUM
DAILY LOAD IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR CARTER'S RUN, GREAT RUN,
DEEP RUN AND
WHEREAS, variable portions of Carter's Run, Great Run, Deep
Run and Thumb Run have been identified as impaired by the
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; and
WHEREAS, these referenced streams have had Total Maximum
Daily Load (TMDL) studies completed and approved by the
Environmental Protection Agency; and
WHEREAS, the Code of Virginia requires an Implementation
Plan to identify the corrective actions and resources needed
to fully meet the TMDL water quality goal for all approved
TMDL studies; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that the formulation of an
Implementation Plan for each approved TMDL is the next
logical step in meeting acceptable water quality standards,
restoring the use of each stream, improving overall
community health and quality of life and avoiding federal
regulatory action in the future; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Conservation and
Recreation intends to provide cost-share funds to install
agricultural and residential Best Management Practices (BMP)
upon the completion of the plans; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th
day of July 2004, That it supports the proposal of the
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation proposal
to develop Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plans for
Carter's Run, Great Run, Deep Run and Thumb Run to improve
the water quality in these impaired streams.