Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Amending the Water Quality Standards regulation to designate four waters as Public Water Supply (PWS)
General Information
Action Summary The proposed substantive amendments to sections 9VAC25-260-400; 420; 440; and 510 of the State’s Water Quality Standards would place a public water supply (PWS) notation in the Special Standards column next to the appropriate section of the river basin where the water supply intake is located. Typically, more stringent criteria apply to numerous pollutant parameters to protect the designated use of public water supply for human consumption. Three of the four water supplies are proposed and withdrawal structures are either currently in construction or are planned to be in the immediate future. One is active and all withdrawal structures and appurtenances have been constructed and are currently in use.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [6535]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
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
9174 Fast-Track Stage complete. Becomes effective on 07/04/2076.
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Whitehurst 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4121    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.