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General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Watershed Permit Regulation for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges and Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Virginia [9 VAC 25 ‑ 820]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes a general VPDES permit for annual maximum VPDES permitted point source discharge limitations for total nitrogen and total phosphorus to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and a nutrient trading mechanism.
State Authority Section 62.1-44.15 (10 ) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 8 of the APA
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
Meetings See all meetings (31) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Allan Brockenbrough 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: allan.brockenbrough@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)836-2321    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt CH 820 Changes in Response to 2022 Board Bill
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/09/2022.
Amend Existing WQMP Regulation - nutrient allocations Final Final Adoption period is underway and will end on 12/21/2022.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
2021 Amendment and Reissuance of General Permit Regulation
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2022.
Amend and Reissue the General Permit (9VAC25-820)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2017.
Amendments to conform to 2012 General Assembly Statutory Changes
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Reissue and Amend the General Permit
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2012.
Amendment Concerning Separate Allocations for the Doswell Wastewater Treatment Plan and Bear Island Paper Company Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/07/2008.
Adoption of a General VPDES Watershed Permit Regulation for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges and Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Virginia
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2006.