Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board

General Notice
General Notice of Intent to Provide Section 401 Water Quality Certification of Norfolk District Corps of Engineers Regional Permit 22
Date Posted: 10/15/2012
Expiration Date: 11/15/2012
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.
Pursuant to Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation 9 VAC 25-210-130 H, the State Water Control Board (Board) is giving notice of its intent to provide Section 401 Water Quality Certification for activities authorized by the above referenced U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District Regional Permit after considering public comment for a 30-day period starting October 16, 2012.
On September 26, 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District published a notice of their proposed reissuance and modification of the Regional Permit 22 (08-RP-22) that is scheduled to expire on Aug. 14, 2013. RP-22 authorizes certain activities within the Virginia portion of Lake Gaston.  These activities include construction and other actions on piers, docks, boathouses, bulkheads, riprap, boat slips, channels, aerial power lines and utility lines. The notice and proposed 12-RP-22 can be found at:
The proposed modification to the RP-22 is intended to better streamline the process for applicants.  Whereas all activities in 08-RP-22 required notification to the USACE, 12-RP-22 allows certain activities to be non-reporting to the USACE so long as Dominion North Carolina Power has issued a permit.
The State Water Control Board hereby proposes unconditional §401 Water Quality Certification for 12-RP-22.
The Board can only issue final Section 401 Certification of a nationwide or regional USACE permit if the permit meets the requirements of the VWP regulation and after advertising and accepting public comment for 30 days on its intent to provide certification.  

The State Water Control Board will issue its final §401 Water Quality Certification for activities authorized by the above referenced U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District permits at the end of the 30 day comment period and after any comments received are considered. Written comments, including those by email, must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 15 and should be submitted to David L. Davis at the address given below. Only those comments received within this period will be considered by the Board. Written comments shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the writer, and shall contain a complete, concise statement of the factual basis for comments.


Contact Information
Name / Title: David L. Davis 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4105    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: (804)698-4021