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Department of Environmental Quality
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State Water Control Board
chapter
Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste Management [9 VAC 25 ‑ 192]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action:
2024 Reissue and amend, as necessary, the Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste Management
 
General Information
Action Summary The State Water Control Board is purposing this action to reissue and amend, as necessary, the existing Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste Management (9VAC25-192-10 et seq.). Section 62.1-44.17:1 of the Code of Virginia, states that the Board shall adopt a general VPA permit to cover animal feeding operations having 300 or more animal units utilizing a liquid manure collection and storage system. The current VPA regulation and general permit expires on November 15, 2024. This regulation governs the pollutant management activities of animal wastes at animal feeding operations not covered by a Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and animal waste utilized or stored by animal waste end-users. These animal feeding operations may operate and maintain treatment works for waste storage, treatment, or recycling and may perform land application of manure, wastewater, compost, or sludges. The general permit is the primary permit mechanism used to cover animal feeding operations which confine livestock such as, but not limited to, swine, dairy and beef cattle across the Commonwealth. During this action, language will be amended to update the incorporation by reference date of 40 CFR references in the regulation as necessitated by changes to the Federal Rules.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Exective Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7432]
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
9873 NOIRA Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (01/30/2023).
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Betsy Bowles 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: betsy.bowles@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)659-1913    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.