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General Notice
General Notice - Deadline for Public Comment Extended on NOIRA for Amendments to the Water Quality Managment Planning (9VAC25-720) and the General VPDES Watershed Permit (9VAC25-820) Regulation s
Date Posted: 1/2/2020
Expiration Date: 2/19/2020
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
No comment forum defined for this notice.

Notice of intended action: The State Water Control Board intends to consider drafting a proposal for the amendment of a regulation on water quality. A regulation is a general rule governing people's rights or conduct that is upheld by a state agency.

Regulation name: Water Quality Management Planning Regulation (9VAC25-720) and General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Watershed Permit Regulation for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges and Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Virginia (9VAC25-820).

Purpose of notice: The board is seeking comments through the Department of Environmental Quality on the intended regulatory action, including but not limited to 1) ideas to assist the board in the development of a proposal 2) the costs and benefits of the alternatives stated in the agency background document or other alternatives and 3) effects of the regulation on farm or forest land preservation. In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended, July 16, 2018) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia, the agency is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of the Water Quality Management Planning Regulation to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. See the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) Agency Background Document on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall web site at for additional detail on the comments sought.

Public comment period: November 25, 2019 to January 9, 2020February 19, 2020.

Public comment stage:  Notice of Intended Regulatory Action.

Link to NOIRA Information Page on Town Hall:

Publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations:  November 25, 2019, Volume 36, Issue 7 and January 20, 2020, Volume 36, Issue 11.

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