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Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
State Water Control Board
chapter
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Action:
Protection of Eastern Shore Tidal Waters for Clams and Oysters
 
General Information
Action Summary The proposed action will include a new designation of “Aquaculture Enhancement Zones” on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and narrative criteria to provide additional protection to these waters that are used or could reasonably be used for shellfish aquaculture or to support aquaculture by requiring applicants to demonstrate that practicable alternatives to discharging pollutants to the listed waters have been evaluated and that the proposed discharge is the alternative that produces the least environmental impact.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000783]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4240 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/30/2007.
4677 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 2/20/2009.
5071 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/20/2009.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore M. Daub 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: emdaub@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4111    FAX: (804)698-4116    TDD: ()-