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Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the procedures and requirements to be followed in connection with VPDES permits issued by the Board pursuant to the Clean Water Act and the State Water Control Law.
State Authority Section (62.1-44.15 )10 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 402 of the Clean Water Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 122, 123, 124, 403 and 503
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To establish consistent procedures and requirements for the issuance of permits for discharges of pollutants through point sources to surface wastes of the Commonwealth in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of such waters.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Andrew Hammond 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: andrew.hammond@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4101    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Incorporate Budget Bill Language on VPDES Schedules of Compliance
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/04/2019.
Abbreviated Public Notice Procedures for VPDES Industrial Minor Permits
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2018.
40 CFR Annual Update 2017 and Methods Update Rule
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/13/2018.
Electronic Reporting Rule
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/26/2017.
Amendments Related to Industrial Wastes to Address 2015 Legislation – Fees for Local Monitoring and Testing
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2016.
VPDES Final Exempt Updates
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2014.
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Final Exempt
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/20/2013.
Final Exempt Action for Chapter 348 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2013.
2012 CFR Regulatory Update
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/30/2013.
2011 CFR Regulatory Update - Immediate Final Rule 2011
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/15/2012.
Amendment of Regulations Pertaining to Biosolids After Transfer from the Department of Health Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2013.
IFR - Citation to Solid Waste Regulations
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/28/2011.
IFR - Chapter 252 of the 2011 Acts of Assembly Re: DMME
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/28/2011.
Exempt Action to Conform to Federal Regulations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/03/2010.
Implementation of HB 2558, Chapter 42 of the Acts of Assembly
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/30/2009.
Transfer of Regulations Pertaining to Biosolids to State Water Control Board
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2008.
Amendment of the VPDES Permit Regulation Regarding 316(b) of the Clean Water Act
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2007.
Amendment - Complete Applications for Stormwater Discharges into a Local Watershed Protection District from New Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2007.
Amendment
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/06/2006.
Amendment to Eliminate Construction and MS4 Storm Water Permitting Provisions of the Regulation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/09/2005.
Amendment to Conform to Federal Regulation Amendments on CAFOs
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/17/2004.
Amendment of Sections 50 and 100 to conform to changes in State law.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/25/2002.
VPDES Permit Regulation Amendment - 2000 CFR Update
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/15/2002.
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation Amendment
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/28/2001.
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation - Exempt Action Conformance with Code of Virginia and Code of Federal Regulations
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/14/2000.
CH 0031 VPDES SW Amendments to Conform to 2006 Legislation

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
withdrawn
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 09/30/2013 before submission to the Registrar.
Plasticulture Operations Regulation - Initial Adoption NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 10/06/2010 after the comment period had ended.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
5/6/2019 Retain As Is