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Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes the procedures and requirements to be followed in connection with VPDES permits issued by the Board pursuant to the Clean Water Act and the State Water Control Law.
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, 124, 403 and 503
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 establish consistent procedures and requirements for the issuance of permits for discharges of pollutants through point sources to surface wastes of the Commonwealth in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of such waters.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Frederick Cunningham 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: frederick.cunningham@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4285    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Electronic Reporting Rule Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/26/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments Related to Industrial Wastes to Address 2015 Legislation – Fees for Local Monitoring and Testing Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2016.
VPDES Final Exempt Updates Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/26/2014.
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Final Exempt Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/20/2013.
Final Exempt Action for Chapter 348 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2013.
2012 CFR Regulatory Update Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/30/2013.
2011 CFR Regulatory Update - Immediate Final Rule 2011 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/15/2012.
Amendment of Regulations Pertaining to Biosolids After Transfer from the Department of Health Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2013.
IFR - Citation to Solid Waste Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/28/2011.
IFR - Chapter 252 of the 2011 Acts of Assembly Re: DMME Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/28/2011.
Exempt Action to Conform to Federal Regulations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/3/2010.
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.
Amendment of the VPDES Permit Regulation Regarding 316(b) of the Clean Water Act Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2007.
Amendment - Complete Applications for Stormwater Discharges into a Local Watershed Protection District from New Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2007.
Amendment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/6/2006.
Amendment to Eliminate Construction and MS4 Storm Water Permitting Provisions of the Regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/9/2005.
Amendment to Conform to Federal Regulation Amendments on CAFOs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/17/2004.
Amendment of Sections 50 and 100 to conform to changes in State law. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/25/2002.
VPDES Permit Regulation Amendment - 2000 CFR Update Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/15/2002.
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation Amendment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/28/2001.
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation - Exempt Action Conformance with Code of Virginia and Code of Federal Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/14/2000.
CH 0031 VPDES SW Amendments to Conform to 2006 Legislation -

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
withdrawn Final Stage withdrawn on 9/30/2013 before submission to the Registrar.
Plasticulture Operations Regulation - Initial Adoption NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 10/6/2010 after the comment period had ended.