Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board
Impounding Structure Regulations [4 VAC 50 ‑ 20]
Amend Provisions of Impounding Structure Regulations Following Periodic Review
Action 6454
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board is considering amendments to its Impounding Structure Regulations. This regulatory action is being taken in response to comments received during a periodic review, and the Board recognizes that certain areas of the regulation may need amendments and clarifications. Specifically, the Board authorized this regulatory action to consider concerns related to: (i) roadways on or below an impounding structure for hazard potential classifications; (ii) the incremental damage analysis process; (iii) the potential expansion of special criteria low hazard dams; and (iv) simplifying the emergency preparedness plan requirements.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7875]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 11/27/2023
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
10314 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/03/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa McGee  / Policy and Planning Director
Address: 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-4378    FAX: (804)786-6141    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.