Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Withdrawal Reporting [9 VAC 25 ‑ 200]
Review 1240
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 11/4/2012
Review Announcement
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2.-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Environmental Quality, on behalf of the State Water Control Board, will conduct a periodic review of 9VAC25-200, Water Withdrawal Reporting. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2010) ( and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia ( The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. The Department and the Board are seeking public comments on the review of any issue relating to the regulations including whether (i) the regulations are effective in achieving their goals; (ii) the regulations are essential to protect the health, safety or welfare of citizens or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (iii) there are available alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; (iv) there are less burdensome and less intrusive alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; and (v) the regulations are clearly written and easily understandable by the affected persons. In addition, the Department and the Board are seeking public comments on ways to minimize the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the purpose of the regulations. The purpose of these regulations is to document the amount of water withdrawn from surface and ground water resources by requiring withdrawers to annually report their withdrawals. Information received assists with efficiently planning for water supply needs of the citizens by identifying areas where water withdrawals can cause significant impact on the local water supply sources. The information is also used as input for water quantity models used in issuing water withdrawal permits. These regulations are designed to protect public health and welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth and to provide the necessary procedures and rules by which the statute may be administered. The comment period begins December 3, 2012, and ends on December 28, 2012. Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Tammy D. Stephenson, Program Coordinator, Office of Water Supply, Department of Environmental Quality, 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24019, phone 540-562-6828, fax 540-562-6725, or email Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of the periodic review will be posted on the Town Hall and published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 12/3/2012
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 12/28/2012

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (2/5/2013)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line