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State Water Control Board

General Notice
Notice of Effective Date - Water Quality Standards Sections 310, 410 and 530
Date Posted: 1/11/2006
Expiration Date: 1/20/2006
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
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On November 21, 2005 the State Water Control Board adopted revisions to the Water Quality Standards in 9 VAC 25-260- 310, 410 and 530.  These revisions relate to water quality standards to protect designated uses from the impacts of nutrients and suspended sediments in the tidal James, Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers.  The amendments include special standards for chlorophyll a in the tidal James River and dissolved oxygen in the tidal Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers.


The amendments were published final on December 12, 2005 Volume 22, Issue 7 of the Virginia Register with an effective date upon filing a notice of EPA approval in the Virginia Register.  The State Water Control Board hereby notices EPA approval of these revisions to the water quality standards via a letter dated January 12, 2006 from Jon M. Capacasa, Director of the Water Protection Division, EPA Region 3 to Robert G. Burnley, Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.  The effective date of these amendments is January 12, 2006.


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Name / Title: Elleanore Daub 
Richmond, 23240
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Telephone: (804)698-4111