Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendments - Water Quality Standards - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Waters Criteria [SECTIONS 5, 10, 50, 185, 186, 350 EFFECTIVE JUNE 24, 2005 - Sections 310, 410 & 530 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 12, 2006]]
General Information
Action Summary The subject matter of the rulemaking will include updated numerical and narrative criteria to protect designated uses from the impacts of nutrients and sedimentation. The rulemaking will also include new and revised use designations for the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
2437 NOIRA Stage complete. No comment period held.
2760 Proposed Stage complete. No comment period held.
3103 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/24/2005.
3243 Final StageComplete: After suspension, the rulemaking entity elected to make changes in a new Final stage.
3476 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/12/2006.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore M. Daub 
Address: P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4111    FAX: (804)698-4116