Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations [9 VAC 25 ‑ 610]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Incorporate Statutory Changes Related to New Subdivisions Served by Private Wells
Action 5125
General Information
Action Summary This amendment adds a new section that requires new subdivisions located in a designated groundwater management area to apply for a technical evaluation from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) prior to final subdivision plat approval if there will be 30 or more lots within the subdivision served by private wells. The technical evaluation recommends an aquifer or aquifers that will meet the needs of the subdivision that will minimize unmitigated impacts to groundwater resources and any offsite impacts to existing groundwater users. The recommendation is nonbinding, however, the developer is required to prepare and submit a mitigation plan to the Department, and record a mitigation plan approved by the Department with the subdivision plat prior to constructing any private wells within the subdivision. The Department will recover the costs of conducting the technical evaluation. A definition of
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: 2.2-4406 A 4 a of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005516]
Associated Mandates Incorporation of Statutory Changes Related to New Subdivisions Served by Private Wells
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
8388 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Eric Seavey 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)754-6250    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.