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Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-30) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 840]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations specify minimum statewide standards to achieve the effective control of soil erosion, sediment, depoisition and nonagricultural precipitation runoff resulting from land-disturbing activities. The objective is to prevent the degradation of property, stream channels, waters and other natural resources in the Commonwealth. Land disturbing activities include, but are not limited to, clearing, grading, excavation and filling of land. These standards provide the basis for local erosion and sediment control programs adopted pursuant to the Erosion and Sediment and Control Law and also apply to land-disturbing activities carried out by state agencies.
State Authority Section :62.1-44.15 51 et seq . of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Periodic Review Note Periodic review included with NOIRA published 2/4/2019 for 9VAC25-870- Listed as secondary regulation
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Prevent the degradation of property, stream channels, waters and other natural resources in the Commonwealth.
Meetings See all meetings (9) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ginny Snead 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: ginny.snead@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4055    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Consolidation of Virginia Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Programs
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/6/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
2016 Acts of Assembly, Chapter 66 Amendments
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/17/2016.
Amendments to Address 2015 Legislation Related to Providing an Exemption for Routine Maintenance Pro
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/26/2015.
Incorporation of statutory changes related to reporting requirements
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2014.
Transfer of the Regulations to the State Water Control Board
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2013.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adoption of a General Virginia Pollution Abatement Permit Regulation for Irrigation Reuse of Level A Reclaimed Water
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 8/17/2007