Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
VPDES Final Exempt Updates
Action 4127
General Information
Action Summary The VPDES permit regulation governs the discharge of pollutants from various sources into state waters. The State Water Control Board has the authority to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program within the Commonwealth, and as such, the program is called the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES). Operations subject to these regulations are required to be covered under the VPDES permit regulation (9VAC25-31) or VPDES general permit regulation (9VAC25-191) if they discharge. Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation (9VAC25-31) has been amended, where applicable, to reflect recent changes to 40 CFR 122.26, to 40 CFR Parts 449 and 451, and to the Code of Virginia ยงยง 54.1-2301 and 62.1-44.5 and to update the regulation to allow the use of the latest versions of federal effluent guidelines.
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: 2.2-4006 A 3, A 4 a and A 4 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [003566]
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
6846 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Rebeccah W. Rochet, P.E   / Deputy Director, Division of Water Permitting
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)801-2950    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.