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General Notice
General Notice - Water Quality Standards Amendments - Notice of Effective Date
Date Posted: 10/21/2019
Expiration Date: 11/11/2019
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
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Title of Regulation: 9VAC25-260. Water Quality Standards (amending 9VAC25-260-140 and 9VAC25-260-170).

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq.); 40 CFR Part 131.

Effective Date: October 21, 2019.

On August 21, 2018, the State Water Control Board adopted revisions to the Water Quality Standards in 9VAC25-260-140 and 9VAC25-260-170. The revisions related to freshwater aquatic life criteria for cadmium and 94 human health criteria in 9VAC25-260-140 and bacteria criteria in 9VAC 25-260-170.

The amendments were published in final form on June 24, 2019, Volume 35, Issue 22 (35:22 VA.R. 2559- 2582, June 24, 2019) to be effective upon filing notice of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval with the Registrar of Regulations. The State Water Control Board received approval of all of the amendments from the EPA by letter dated October 18, 2019.

Copies are available online at; by calling toll free at 1-800-592-5482 ext. 4121 or local at 804-698-4121 or by written request or email request to the agency contact.


Contact Information
Name / Title: David Whitehurst 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
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