Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
State Water Control Board
chapter
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Action:
Rulemaking to Adopt Numeric Turbidity Criteria
 
General Information
Action Summary The subject matter of the rulemaking is turbidity in the Commonwealth’s surface waters. Turbidity is a measure of water clarity and the degree to which water loses its transparency. Turbidity is influenced by suspended particles such as clay, silt, sand, organic matter, plankton, and microorganisms, as well as color and dyes. Substances that produce turbidity are included in Virginia’s general criteria 9VAC25-260-20 among a list of substances to be controlled in order to, for example, avoid direct or indirect interference with designated uses of state waters. This rulemaking will address a directive by the State Water Control Board to develop numeric turbidity criteria.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [6576]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9141 NOIRA Governor's office review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Whitehurst 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: david.whitehurst@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4121    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.