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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Amendment of Water Quality Standards - Update Certain Criteria and Use Designations (Sections 5, 160-170, 310 & 390 Pub. 6/17/02 - Sections 140 & 155 Pub. 8/12/2002: Effective Date: August 27, 2003
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to the water quality standards regulation to include updating surface water criteria for ammonia in freshwater, new alternative indicators for assessing bacterial water quality, updated contact recreational use designations for primary and secondary and/or seasonal uses, etc.
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 No project yet assigned to this action
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
847 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/8/2001.
1377 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/31/2001.
1764 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on .
1876 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/27/2003.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore Daub 
Address: Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4111