Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 32]
Amendments Related to Animal Feeding Operations
Action 3732
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this action is to amend the Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) permit regulation in order to facilitate consistency with the other regulations which governs the pollutant management activities at Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs). The VPA permit regulation governs the pollutant management activities of animal wastes at AFOs. The VPA permit regulation contains obsolete definitions which are not consistent with the existing general permit for AFOs as well as related federal definitions. The amendments and reissuance of the VPA General Permit Regulation for Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) will be covered by a concurrent NOIRA.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003345]
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
6236 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/12/2012.
6509 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/28/2014.
6923 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/02/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Betsy Bowles 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4059    FAX: (804)698-4116    TDD: ()-