Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit for Non-Contact Cooling Water Discharges of 50,000 Gallons Per Day or Less
[9 VAC 25 ‑ 196]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 3/1/2001
Pursuant to Executive Order Number Twenty-five (1998), the Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the State Water Control Board, will review the General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Cooling Water Discharges (9 VAC 25-196-10 et seq.). The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order Number Twenty-five (1998).
The purpose of these regulations is to protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth and to establish consistent procedures and requirements for the issuance of VPDES permits to discharge pollutants from cooling water sources in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of state waters.
The department and the board are seeking public comment on the review of any issue relating to these regulations including whether (i) the regulations are effective in achieving their goals; (ii) the regulations are essential to protect the health, safety of welfare of citizens or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (iii) there are less burdensome and less intrusive alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; and (iv) the regulations are clearly written and easily understandable by the affected persons.
Comments on the above are welcome and will be accepted until March 19, 2001. Comments should be sent to Richard W. Ayers, Department of Environmental Quality, Post Office Box 10009, 629 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23240-0009, (804) 698-4075, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: Please include your full name and mailing address in the email.)
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 2/26/2001
begins on the publication date and ends on 3/19/2001
Comments Received: 0
Retain the regulation with no changes
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line