Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity [9 VAC 25 ‑ 151]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
2019 Amend and Reissue Existing General Permit Regulation
Action 4981
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue the VPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activity. The permit expires on June 30, 2019 and needs to be reissued so that industrial facilities with point source discharges to surface waters of stormwater from regulated industrial activities can continue to have general permit coverage. 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 8 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005397]
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
8181 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/21/2018.
8423 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/28/2018.
8604 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Joseph Bryan 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-2659    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.