Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Nonmetallic Mineral Mining [9 VAC 25 ‑ 190]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
2019 - Amend and Reissue Existing General Permit Regulation
Action 5016
General Information
Action Summary The focus of the proposed action is amending and reissuing the VPDES general permit for wastewater and stormwater discharges from nonmetallic mineral mines. The current permit expires on June 30, 2019 and needs to be reissued so that nonmetallic mineral mines with point source discharges of wastewater and stormwater to surface waters can continue to have general permit coverage. The proposed action also will update the general permit as necessary to ensure it remains current, clear and effective, and will continue to protect water quality from discharges associated with this industry. 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 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: 2.2-4006 A 8, Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005446]
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
8241 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/16/2018.
8422 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/28/2018.
8600 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Peter Sherman 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Ste 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4044    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-