New River PCB TMDL

A total maximum daily load (TMDLs) study for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was performed in the New River watershed to address the PCB fish tissue impairments.  In 2010, DEQ initiated ambient water column and sediment data collection in support of TMDL development. DEQ kept interested stakeholders informed throughout the TMDL development process by using a series of four Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meetings and a series of three Public Meetings.  The draft TMDL has been updated as of September 2018 and includes changes based on stakeholder input as well as comments received from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For additional information please contact Mark Richards or Lucy Baker.

Draft TMDL Report

Draft TMDL

The New River PCB Draft TMDL has been updated as of September 2018 and is available for your review. 

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Information Associated with TMDL Development Process

In order to maintain compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the historical documents located on this page have been removed from the DEQ website.  To access these documents, please contact Mark Richards at or 804-698-4392.

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TAC Meetings (January 25, 2018; May 9, 2017; January 19, 2017; May 26, 2016)

Public Meetings (January 25, 2018; May 10, 2017; April 5, 2016)

Other New RIver PCB Information


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