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Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit for Non-Contact Cooling Water Discharges of 50,000 Gallons Per Day or Less [9 VAC 25 ‑ 196]
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Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes a general permit governing the point source discharge of cooling water to surface waters.
State Authority Section 62.1-44.15 (10 ) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 402 of the Clean Water Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 122, 123 and 124
Periodic Review Note result of periodic review conducted August 2020 was to amend regulation
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To establish consistent procedures and requirements for the issuance of VPDES permits to discharge pollutants from cooling water sources in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of state waters.
Meetings There is 1 future meeting that specifically targets this chapter for discussion. See all meetings (10) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Matthew Richardson 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: matthew.richardson@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4195    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
2023 Amendment and Reissuance of the Existing Regulation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/12/2020.
Amend and Reissue Non-Contact Cooling Water VPDES GP Regulation
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Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/02/2018.
Amend and Reissue Non-Contact Cooling Water Discharges VPDES General Permit
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Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/02/2013.
Technical Amendments to the General VPDES Permit for Non-Contact Cooling Water
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Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/11/2008.
Amend General VPDES Permit for Non-Contact Cooling Water Discharges of 50,000 Gallons Per Day or Less
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/06/2008.
General VPDES Permit for Cooling Water Discharges - Reissuance
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Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/02/2003.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
8/10/2020 Completed Amend
5/29/2001 Completed Retain As Is