Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Seafood Processing Facilities [9 VAC 25 ‑ 115]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
CH 115- 2026 Amendment and Reissuance of the Existing Regulation
Action 6427
General Information
Action Summary This general permit regulation establishes limitations, monitoring requirements and other special conditions for point source discharge of seafood processing wastewater from seafood processing facilities to surface waters to maintain surface water quality. The general permit also regulates stormwater quality from seafood processing sites operating under SIC codes 2091 and 2092 (Canned and Cured Fish and Seafood and Prepared Fish or Frozen Fish and Seafoods) to maintain surface water quality. This regulatory action is proposed to amend and reissue the existing general permit which expires on June 30, 2026. In addition, a periodic and small business impact review of this regulation will be conducted as part of this regulatory action.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7823]
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
10276 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/08/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Morgan Emanuel  / Regulatory and Guidance Analyst
Address: P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)494-9635    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-