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
Abbreviated Public Notice Procedures for VPDES Industrial Minor Permits
Action 5129
General Information
Action Summary The amendment to the existing VPDES permit regulation authorizes, if the permit applicant so elects, the newspaper publication of an abbreviated public notice for minor industrial VPDES permits, containing a link to the full public notice on the Department of Environmental Quality’s website. Current law requires the publication of a full public notice in a newspaper once a week for two successive weeks for all major and minor permitted facilities. The cost of the newspaper public notices is paid for by the owner of the permitted facility.
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 4 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005628]
Associated Mandates Abbreviated Public Notice Procedures for Industrial Minor VPDES Permits
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
8392 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emilee Adamson 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)527-5072    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-