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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
40 CFR Annual Update 2017 and Methods Update Rule
General Information
Action Summary Various regulations of the State Water Control Board include references to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This regulatory amendment will bring these references up to date with the 40 CFR published on July 1, 2017. Additionally, as part of this amendment, EPA’s dental effluent guidelines under 40 CFR Part 441 are being incorporated by reference into 9VAC25-31-30, and EPA’s Methods Update Rule (MUR) amendments to 40 CFR Part 136 are being incorporated by reference into 9VAC25-31, 9VAC25-32, 9VAC25-210, 9VAC25-610, 9VAC25-790, and, 9VAC25-870. Sections 2.2-4006.A.3 and 2.2-4006.A.4(c) of the Code of Virginia allows the Board to adopt this regulatory amendment as a final exempt action as the changes are necessary to correct a technical error and to conform to changes in the federal regulations.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 25-31 Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 25 - 210 Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation
  9 VAC 25 - 32 Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation
  9 VAC 25 - 590 Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility Requirements
  9 VAC 25 - 610 Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations
  9 VAC 25 - 790 Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations
  9 VAC 25 - 870 Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulation (formerly 4VAC50-60)
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Administrative Process Act
RIS Project Yes  [005424]
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
8273 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/13/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Debra Harris 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4209    FAX: (804)698-4019    TDD: ()-