Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Vehicle Wash Facilities and Laundry Facilities [9 VAC 25 ‑ 194]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
25-194 Amend Regulation and Reissue General Permit
Action 4506
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action is proposed in order to amend and reissue the existing general permit which expires on October 15, 2017. The general permit will establish limitations and monitoring requirements for point source discharge of treated wastewaters from car wash facilities to surface waters in order to maintain water quality. This regulatory action is needed in order for existing and new vehicle wash and laundry permittees to be covered under this general permit regulation. In addition, a periodic/small business impact review of this regulation will be conducted as part of this regulatory action. Please see the Agency Background Document located at ( for the specific details on the conduct of the review.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 4 8 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004617]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7428 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/24/2016.
7805 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/10/2017.
7994 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/16/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore Daub 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O.Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4111    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-