Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollution Abatement Regulation and General Permit for Poultry Waste Management [9 VAC 25 ‑ 630]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action Develop requirements that will address concerns regarding transfer and off-site management of poultry waste in the Commonwealth.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 8/21/2009
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8/17/09  12:56 am
Commenter: Dan Davala (Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders)

In Support Of Proposed Poultry Waste Regulations

As a native to Northern Virginia, I have fished the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers for my entire life thus far, and have derived more joy from them than I can contain in this writing.  I have fished them in good times, and I have witnessed the widespread fish kills that have plagued them as well.  While there are many contributors to the water quality issues in these rivers, it has long been known that agricultural runoff (namely from the use of poultry waste/chicken litter) has been a major factor.  I believe that tighter regulations concerning the transport, storage, and use of poultry waste, and more importantly the enforcement thereof, will not only improve the water quality of these rivers, but may also help uncover other culprits as well.  Therefore, I fully support the proposed regulations contained in 9VAC25-630, and I look forward to seeing them passed. 


Daniel P. Davala

Founder - Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders (a charter club of the Federation of Fly Fishers)

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