Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Policy for the Potomac River Embayments [9 VAC 25 ‑ 415]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Provides for the control of point source discharges into the Virginia embayment waters of the Potomac River from the fall line at Chain Bridge in Arlington County to the Route 301 Bridge in King George County.
State Authority Section 62.1-44.15 (10 ) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
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 public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To control point source discharges into Virginia embayment waters of the Potomac River in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of such waters.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Bryant Thomas 
Address: Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Email Address:
Telephone: (703)583-3843    FAX: (703)583-3801    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final exempt amendment as a result of 2020 Periodic Review to correct names of regulations referenced in the regulation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/14/2021.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/7/2020 Completed Amend
10/9/2001 Completed Retain As Is