Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste Management [9 VAC 25 ‑ 192]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend and Reissue AFO General Permit
Action 3733
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this action is to reissue and amend, as necessary, the existing Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) General Permit Regulation for Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs). The current VPA general permit expires on November 15, 2014. The VPA General Permit Regulation for AFOs governs the pollutant management activities of animal wastes at AFOs not covered by a Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit, and having 300 or more animal units utilizing a liquid manure collection and storage system. These AFOs may operate and maintain treatment works for waste storage, treatment or recycle and may perform land application of manure, wastewater, compost, or sludges. The amendments to the VPA permit regulation related to AFOs will be covered by a concurrent NOIRA.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A 8 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [003285]
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
6237 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/15/2012.
6802 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/21/2014.
6924 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2014.
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: ()-