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Designated Ground Water Management Areas [9 VAC 25 ‑ 600]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes two separate groundwater management areas, the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area and the Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area. The Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area includes the counties of Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King George, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Prince George, Richmond, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, Westmoreland, and York; the areas of Caroline, Chesterfield, Fairfax, Hanover, Henrico, Prince William, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties east of Interstate 95; and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Hopewell, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. The Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area includes the counties of Accomack and Northampton.
State Authority Sections 62.1-254-62.1-270 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
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 To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To minimize the impacts of new permitted withdrawals on pre-existing ground water users to be measured by the number of documented reports of unmitigated impacts on existing ground water users atributable to permitted withdrawals.

To preserve existing high quality ground water for future beneificial uses to be measured by the number of documented reports of ground water quality decline (specifically increases in chloride concentrations) at permitted withdrawal sites with ground water quality monitoring requirements.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Kudlas 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: scott.kudlas@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4456    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Remove Listing of Arlington County from Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/4/2014.
Expansion of the Ground Water Management Area Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2014.
Include the counties of Accomack and Northampton in the Eastern Virginia Ground Water and Repeal 620 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/10/2013.

Past Periodic Reviews
Optional Title Date Filed Status
Periodic review and small business impact review of 9VAC25-600, Designated Groundwater Management Areas
6/19/2018 Pending
1/1/2002 Retain As Is