Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 210]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendments Confroming to 2019 Legislaton - Chapter 545
Action 5327
General Information
Action Summary During the 2019 General Assembly, changes were made to Subsection B of §62.1-44.15:21 of the State Water Control Law regarding compensatory mitigation under the Virginia Water Protection (VWP) program. This final regulatory action will amend the Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Regulation, 9VAC25-210, in order to incorporate the changes to state law made by Chapter 545 of the 2019 Virginia Acts of Assembly. Under §2.2-4006.A.4.a of the Administrative Process Acts (APA), this regulatory action is exempted from the APA process as it is necessary to conform to the changes in Virginia statutory law where no agency discretion is involved.
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 a of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [006014]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Associated Mandates Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Amendment Regarding Compensatory Mitigation
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
8675 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/04/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Debra Harris 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4209    FAX: (804)698-4019    TDD: ()-