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Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 90]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Establishment of Regulations to Implement the Virginia Uniform Environmental Covenants Act
General Information
Action Summary The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ or the Department) is adopting a new regulation to implement the Virginia Uniform Environmental Covenants Act (UECA), a statute enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2010 (Acts of Assembly Chapter 691, codified at §10.1-1238 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). The UECA statute grants DEQ authority to adopt this regulation and exempts this regulatory action from the provisions of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). UECA provides a statutory framework that defines how activity and use limitations prescribed by an agency pursuant to an environmental response project are to be drafted, recorded, and enforced as a UECA “environmental covenant.” The UECA statute defines “environmental covenant” as “a servitude arising under an environmental response project that imposes activity and use limitations.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [002905]
Associated Mandates Uniform Environmental Covenants Act
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
6004 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/09/2011.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Justin Williams 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4185    FAX: (804)698-4234    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.