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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
State Water Control Board
chapter
Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 210]
Action:
Amendment of the Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation
 
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and revise the Virginia Water Protection Permit (VWPP) Regulation and consider whether the following changes should be made: (1) to incorporate changes to the Code of Virginia relating to the emergency permitting of water withdrawal projects; (2) to incorporate the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Virginia vs. Maryland; (3) to include changes already made to the general permit regulations that corrected administrative procedures, clarified application and permitting requirements, and allowed for a more efficient application review process; (4) to implement a formal pre-application scoping process for water supply projects; (5) to clarify the requirement for cumulative impact assessment for water supply projects; (6) to clarify requirements for alternatives analysis for water supply projects; (7) to investigate ways to simplify, clarify and improve coordination of state agency reviews and comments for water supply projects; (8) to clarify who does and does not need a permit for a water withdrawal by more clearly defining certain terms in light of the statutory “grandfathering” of certain withdrawals; and (9) to clarify the process and criteria for establishing minimum instream flow requirements and evaluation of responses during drought conditions.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [000838]
Associated Mandates
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3003 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/04/2005.
3375 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/21/2006.
3935 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/25/2007.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Kudlas 
Address: P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Email Address: swkudlas@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4456