Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend and Reissue Non-Contact Cooling Water VPDES GP Regulation
Action 4547
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action is proposed in order to amend and reissue the existing general permit which expires on March 1, 2018. The general permit regulation governs point source discharges of 50,000 gallons per day or less of non-contact cooling water and cooling equipment blow down to surface waters. This regulatory action is needed in order for existing facilities to be covered under this general permit regulation In addition, a periodic/small business impact review of this regulation will be conducted as part of this regulatory action. Please see the Agency Background Document located at the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall web site ( for the specific details on the conduct of the review.
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: Section 2.2-4006 A 8 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004714]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7534 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/29/2016.
7997 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/20/2017.
8162 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/02/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Joseph Bryan 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-2659    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.