Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Designated Ground Water Management Areas [9 VAC 25 ‑ 600]
|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|
|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.
|Name / Title:||Scott Kudlas|
1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
|Telephone:||(804)698-4456 FAX: (804)698-4032 TDD: ()-|