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Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-60) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 870]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Consolidation of Virginia Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Programs
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapters 758 and 68 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly (House Bill 1250 and Senate Bill 673) combine the existing Virginia Stormwater Management Act (VSMA) and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law (VESCL) to create the Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Act (VESMA) and directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) to permit, regulate, and control both erosion and stormwater runoff. In order for this legislation to become effective, the Board is required to initiate a regulatory action to consolidate and clarify program requirements, eliminate redundancies, and correct inconsistencies between the erosion and sediment control and stormwater management program regulations. Affected regulations may include 9VAC25-830 – Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations, 9VAC25-840 – Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations, 9VAC25-850 – Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Certification Regulations, 9VAC25-870 – Virginia Stormwater Management Program Regulation, 9VAV25-880 – General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities, and 9VAC25-890 – General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 25-870 Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-60) Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 25 - 830 Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-90) Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 25 - 840 Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations (formerly 4VAC50-30) Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 25 - 850 Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Certification Requirements (formerly 4VAC50-50) Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 25 - 880 General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (formerly Part XIV, 4VAC50-60) Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 25 - 890 General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (formerly Part XV, 4VAC50-60) Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: Enactment Clause 9 of Chapters 758 and 68 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [005787]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8515 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/6/2019.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Robb 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: jaime.robb@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4416    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-