Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations [9 VAC 25 ‑ 790]
Amend Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations to include a reporting requirement for all septic systems taken off-line and connected to sewage collection systems
General Information
Action Summary The intent of this regulatory action is to require reporting by wastewater utilities of all septic systems (or other on-site sewage disposal systems) taken off-line and connected to sewage collection systems. The goal of this new regulatory requirement is to ensure a more accurate count of nutrient reductions resulting from septic systems connected to sewer, which will assist with tracking the Commonwealth’s progress towards water quality goals, including Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration goals.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
The Commonwealth’s TMDL Phase III WIP (initiative number 53) requires reporting of sewer connections by wastewater utilities.
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
9993 NOIRA Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Van Der Hyde  / Regulatory Analyst
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-1541    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-