Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Policy for the Protection of Water Quality in Virginia's Shellfish Growing Waters [9 VAC 25 ‑ 370]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Policy for public hearings on projects that result in shellfish condemnation, for consideration of reasonable productivity potential of the affected shellfish area and for integration of programs to maintain the shellfish industry.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ) and Article XI of the Constitution of Virginia
Federal Authority Clean Water Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 131
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect the public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To ensure the State Water Control Board is fully informed about shellfish areas prior to making decisions that could result in the condemnation of shellfish beds.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Meghan Mayfield 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)914-3729    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt CH 370 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 11/23/2022.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/29/2021 Agency Completed Retain As Is