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Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 32]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes the procedures and requirements to be followed in connection the VPA permits issued by the Board pursuant to the State Water Control Law.
State Authority Section (62.1-44.15 )10 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 safety 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 permits for activities that involve the management of pollutants that may impact state waters by means other than point source discharges in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of such waters.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Neil Zahradka 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: neil.zahradka@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4102    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: (804)689-4021
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments Related to Animal Feeding Operations Final Secretary of Natural Resources review in progress.
Amendment to Conform the Regulation to Federal Regulation Amendments Concerning CAFOs Fast-Track Governor's office has completed its review - Next step is Submission to the Registrar.
Amendment to Conform the Regulation to Federal Regulation Amendments Concerning CAFOs Final Exempt action can be submitted directly to the Registrar.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt Action for Chapter 348 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2013.
Amendment of Regulations Pertaining to Biosolids After Transfer from the Department of Health Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2013.
Implementation of HB 2558, Chapter 42 of the Acts of Assembly Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/30/2009.
Transfer of Regulations Pertaining to Biosolids to State Water Control Board Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2008.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Plasticulture Operations Regulation - Initial Adoption NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 10/6/2010 after the comment period had ended.
Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation - Amendment NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 5/30/2001 after the comment period had ended.