|The State Water Control Board is purposing this action to reissue and amend, as necessary, the existing Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste Management (9VAC25-192-10 et seq.). Section 62.1-44.17:1 of the Code of Virginia, states that the Board shall adopt a general VPA permit to cover animal feeding operations having 300 or more animal units utilizing a liquid manure collection and storage system. The current VPA regulation and general permit expires on November 15, 2024. This regulation governs the pollutant management activities of animal wastes at animal feeding operations not covered by a Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and animal waste utilized or stored by animal waste end-users. These animal feeding operations may operate and maintain treatment works for waste storage, treatment, or recycling and may perform land application of manure, wastewater, compost, or sludges. The general permit is the primary permit mechanism used to cover animal feeding operations which confine livestock such as, but not limited to, swine, dairy and beef cattle across the Commonwealth. During this action, language will be amended to update the incorporation by reference date of 40 CFR references in the regulation as necessitated by changes to the Federal Rules.
|Only affects this chapter.
|Executive Branch Review
|This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
|New Periodic Review
|This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
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