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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Triennial Review Rulemaking to Adopt New, Update or Cancel Existing Water ...
Action 5637 / Stage 9438
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 11/19/2021  6:10 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/4/2021   (modified 12/28/2021)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/5/2021    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 11/19/2021    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 12/28/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/2/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 10/5/2021
Review Completed: 10/5/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/6/2021
Review Completed: 11/19/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources Review Completed: 11/24/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/2/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/28/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/17/2022    Volume: 38  Issue: 11
Public Hearings

03/01/2022 2:00 PM

02/22/2022 2:00 PM

Comment Period Ended 3/18/2022
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Whitehurst 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)774-9180    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5637:
Triennial Review Rulemaking to Adopt New, Update or Cancel Existing Water Quality Standards (2020)- Partial amendments effective 4/18/2023 - See 4/24/2023 Register for Effective Date Notice (excludes Aluminum amendment)
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (9117) Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
Proposed   (9438) Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/18/2022.
Final   (9786) Stage complete. Becomes effective on 07/04/2176.
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