Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Guidance Document Information
Title Compliance and Auditing Procedural Guidance for the Office of Water Supply
Document ID GM18-2010
Summary This guidance document provides direction for processing cases under the Groundwater Withdrawal Regulations (9VAC25-610-10 et seq.), the Ground Water Management Act of 1992 (Va. Code § 62.1-254 et seq.), the Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permit Program Regulation (9VAC25-210-10 et seq.) and the State Water Control Law (Va. Code § 62.1-44.2 et seq.) related to groundwater and surface water withdrawal activities. This document allows the Office of Water Supply (OWS) to consistently apply those compliance procedures. This guidance supersedes the portions of Guidance Memo No. 02-2010, Water Compliance Auditing Manual, which refer to groundwater withdrawal activities. This guidance also supersedes the portions of Guidance Memo No. 10-2002.
Effective Date 12/18/2018
pdf View document text     Posted On 12/20/2018                 Document on Town Hall
Explanation or Citations An electronic copy of this guidance document in PDF format is available on DEQ’s website at:,Regulations,Guidance/Guidance/WaterSuppl yGuidance.aspx. See GM18-2010A for Attachment 1 - OWS Compliance Workflow.

This document applies to the following chapters
[9 VAC 25-210] Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation
[9 VAC 25-610] Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations

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