Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendment to CH31 in response to Chapter 276 of the 2023 Virginia Acts of Assembly
Action 6264
General Information
Action Summary This final exempt regulatory action is necessary to implement Chapter 276 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly, which requires the pretreatment standards adopted by the State Water Control Board to require any industrial user of a publicly owned treatment works that receives and cleans, repairs, refurbishes, or processes any equipment, parts, or media used to treat any water or wastewater from any off-site manufacturing process that the industrial user knows or reasonably should know uses PFAS chemicals to test its wastestream for PFAS chemicals prior to and after cleaning, repairing, refurbishing, or processing such items. This action will amend 9VAC25-31, the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation, to include this new statutory requirement.
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 Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7567]
Associated Mandates Requirements to test for PFAS; publicly owned treatment works; discharges into state waters.
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
10051 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/08/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Rebeccah W. Rochet, P.E   / Deputy Director, Division of Water Permitting
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)801-2950    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-