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Guidance Document Information
Title Point Assessment Guidance for Alleged Noncompliance of the Groundwater and Surface Water Withdrawal Permit Criteria for the Office of Water Supply
Document ID GM18-2011
Summary This guidance document provides direction for evaluating alleged noncompliance with 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 provides a point system for determining the appropriate compliance response, including when to refer cases to the Division of Enforcement. This guidance supersedes the portions of Guidance Memo No. 02-2010. However, Guidance Memorandum No. 10-2002 will be applied for OWS related projects when alleged noncompliance is found that is not related to water withdrawals.
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.

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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