Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations [9 VAC 25 ‑ 610]
Review 715
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 1/1/2002
Notice of Periodic Review

Pursuant to Executive Order Number Twenty-five (1998), the Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the State Water Control Board, will review several regulations. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order Number Twenty-five (1998).

Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations (9 VAC 25-610-10 et seq.) The purpose of these regulations is to protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth; to minimize the impacts of new permitted withdrawals on pre-existing ground water users to be measured by the number of documented reports of unmitigated impacts on existing ground water users atributable to permitted withdrawals; and to preserve existing high quality ground water for future beneficial uses to be measured by the number of documented reports of ground water quality declines (specifically increases in chloride concentrations) at permitted withdrawal sites that monitor ground water quality. Comments on this regulation should be sent to Terry D. Wagner at the address below or email

The department and the board are seeking public comment on the review of any issue relating to these regulations including whether (i) the regulations are effective in achieving their goals; (ii) the regulations are essential to protect the health, safety of welfare of citizens or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (iii) there are less burdensome and less intrusive alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; and (iv) the regulations are clearly written and easily understandable by the affected persons.

Comments on the above are welcome and will be accepted until February 19, 2002. Comments should be sent to the contact person listed above at the Department of Environmental Quality, Post Office Box 10009, 629 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23240-0009. (Note: Please include your full name and mailing address in the email.)
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 1/28/2002
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 2/19/2002

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (5/17/2013)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line