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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Mandate 1406

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Groundwater and surface water withdrawal permits.
Purpose of legislation
Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to utilize and incorporate comprehensive groundwater, surface water, and aquifer data in its decision-making processes related to the issuance and renewal of groundwater withdrawal permits and surface water withdrawal permits. Such data may include information relating to water levels, flow rates, and water quality.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 251 (2024)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 25 - 210 : Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation
9 vac 25 - 610 : Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6515: Amendment to the Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Regulation (9VAC25-210 et seq.) and Groundwater Withdrawal Regulations (9VAC25-610 et seq.) in response to Chapter 251 of the 2024 Virginia Acts of Assembly
Latest Stage: Final
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