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General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Vehicle Wash Facilities and Laundry Facilities [9 VAC 25 ‑ 194]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes a general permit governing the discharge of wastewater from car wash facilities to surface waters.
State Authority Section (62.1-44.15 )10 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 402 of the Clean Water Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 122, 123 and 124
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
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 establish consistent procedures and requirements for the issuance of VPDES permits to discharge pollutants from vehicle waste facilities and laundry facilities in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of state waters.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore M. Daub 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4111    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
25-194 Amend Regulation and Reissue General Permit Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/10/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend and Reissue Car Wash GP Regulation & Repeal Laundry GP (840) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/16/2012.
Amendment of Regulation and Reissuance of General Permit Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/17/2006.
Amendment/Reissuance of General VPDES Permit for Car Wash Facilities Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/15/2002.