Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Waterworks Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 590]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Regulations to conform to the Revised Total Coliform Rule
Action 4603
General Information
Action Summary The 2013 Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) revises the 1989 Total Coliform Rule (TCR), a national primary drinking water regulation. The 1989 TCR was adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect public health by ensuring the integrity of the drinking water distribution system and monitoring for the presence of microbial contamination. Enhanced public health protection is expected under the RTCR. This regulatory action is necessary to update existing sections of the Waterworks Regulations. These revisions are required to meet the provisions of the federal National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A(4)c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004340]
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
7628 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/02/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Dwayne Roadcap  / Office Director, Office of Drinking Water
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7522    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.