Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Vehicle Wash Facilities and Laundry Facilities [9 VAC 25 ‑ 194]
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 the Existing General Permit Regulation
Action 5555
General Information
Action Summary This general permit regulation establishes limitations, monitoring requirements and other special conditions for point source discharge of vehicle wash wastewater from vehicle wash operations (primarily car wash and rental car businesses, car and truck dealerships, local or government fleet vehicle and equipment washing) to surface waters in order to maintain surface water quality. This regulation action is proposed in order to amend and reissue the existing general permit which expires on October 15, 2022.
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 8 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [006442]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/1/2020
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
9002 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/02/2020.
9441 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/07/2022.
9572 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore Daub 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4111    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-