Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Water Protection General Permit for Facilities and Activities of Utility and Public Service Companies Regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the State Corporation Commission and Other Utility Line Activities [9 VAC 25 ‑ 670]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Incorporation of recent policy and guidance specific to the Virginia Water Protection Permit Program
Action 4177
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this proposed regulatory action is to reissue this general permit which expires in 2016 and allow for revisions to correct several administrative procedures; to clarify certain definitions; to revise application and permitting requirements to reflect current guidance and policies; to incorporate certain federal regulatory provisions relative to the program; to increase efficiency; and to make the general permit regulation more relevant and useful. Because the Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Regulation 9VAC25-210-10 et seq. provides authority for this general permit regulation, applicable revisions to that program regulation must also be reflected herein.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 8 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004058]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6952 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/02/2014.
7210 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/29/2016.
7541 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/02/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Brenda Winn 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 233218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4516    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-