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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Wetlands Policy [9 VAC 25 ‑ 380]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the State Water Control Board's policy to preserve wetland ecosystems and to protect them from destruction.
State Authority Section 62.1-44.15 (10 ) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to 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 a policy to preserve wetland ecosystems and protect them from destruction.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dave Davis 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4105    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt CH 380 Changes in Response to 2022 Board Bill
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/23/2022.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
12/4/2019 Completed Retain As Is
9/26/2011 Completed Retain As Is
10/9/2001 Completed Retain As Is