General Notice- Notice of Intended Regulatory Action Public comment period on Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations (9VAC25-790) extended until December 6, 2023
The 30 day public comment period on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) for the Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations (9VAC25-790) began September 11, 2023 and ended on October 11, 2023. For reasons explained below, the public comment period is being extended until December 6, 2023.
Comments were to be submitted to the agency by mail, through the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall public comment forum or by email to Scott Van Der Hyde at the following email address: email@example.com. This email address did not accept email message for a portion of the comment period that ended on October 11, 2023. If you submitted or attempted to submit comments to the agency using firstname.lastname@example.org before October 11, 2023, please RESUBMIT these comments by mail, the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall public comment forum, or email to the individual listed below prior to December 6, 2023, to ensure that your comment has been received. DEQ will consider all comments on the NOIRA that are received between September 11, 2023, and December 6, 2023.
The intent of this regulatory action is to require reporting by wastewater utilities of all septic systems (or other on-site sewage disposal systems) taken off-line and connected to sewage collection systems. The goal of this new regulatory requirement is to ensure a more accurate count of nutrient reductions resulting from septic systems connected to sewer, which will assist with tracking the Commonwealth’s progress towards water quality goals, including Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration goals. Further information on this regulatory action is available on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website at: https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewAction.cfm?actionid=6231
How to comment: Comments may be provided on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website’s comment forum. Additionally, DEQ accepts written comments by hand-delivery, e-mail, or postal mail. Comments shall include the full name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.
Contact for public comments, document requests and additional information: Erica Duncan, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, 23218; Phone: (804) 337- 5407; E-mail: email@example.com