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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 192. Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste Management
1/29/2020

9VAC25-192-60. Registration Statement.

A. The owner of an animal feeding operation. In order to be covered under the general permit, the owner shall file a complete VPA General Permit Registration Statement for the management of pollutants at animal feeding operations in accordance with this chapter. The registration statement shall be deemed complete for registration under the VPA General Permit if it contains the following information:

1. The animal feeding operation owner's name, mailing address, email address (if available), and telephone number;

2. The name, mailing address, email address (if available), and telephone number of the operator or contact person other than the owner, if applicable;

3. The farm name (if applicable) and location of the animal feeding operation;

4. The best time of day and day of the week to contact the operator or the contact person;

5. If the facility has an existing VPA or VPDES permit number, the permit number;

6. The type or types of animals (dairy cattle, slaughter and feeder cattle, swine, other) and the maximum number and average weight of the type or types of animals to be maintained at the animal feeding operation;

7. The types of wastes that will be managed at the facility and how much of each type of waste will be managed;

8. If waste will be transferred off-site, the type of waste and how much will be transferred;

9. The owner of any proposed pollutant management activities or those which have not previously been issued a valid VPA permit or VPDES permit must attach to the registration statement, the Local Government Ordinance Form (the notification from the governing body of the county, city or town where the operation is located that the operation is consistent with all ordinances adopted pursuant to Chapter 22 (§ 15.2-2200 et seq.) of Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia);

10. A copy of the nutrient management plan approved by the Department of Conservation and Recreation;

11. A copy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation nutrient management plan approval letter that also certifies that the plan was developed by a certified nutrient management planner in accordance with § 10.1-104.2 of the Code of Virginia; and

12. The following certification: "I certify that notice of the registration statement has been given to all owners or residents of property that adjoins the property on which the animal feeding operation will be located. This notice included the types and numbers of animals which will be maintained at the facility and the address and phone number of the appropriate Department of Environmental Quality regional office to which comments relevant to the permit may be submitted. (The preceding certification is waived if the registration is for renewing coverage under the general permit and no expansion of the operation is proposed and the department has not issued any special or consent order relating to violations under the existing permit.) I certify under penalty of law that all the requirements of the board for the general permit are being met and that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is to the best of my knowledge and belief true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations."

B. The animal waste end-user. In order to be covered under the general permit, the animal waste end-user shall file a complete VPA General Permit Registration Statement in accordance with this chapter. The registration statement shall be deemed complete for registration under the VPA General Permit if it contains the following information:

1. The animal waste end-user's name, mailing address, email address (if available), and telephone number;

2. The name (if applicable) and location of the facility where the animal waste will be utilized, stored, or managed;

3. The best time of day and day of the week to contact the animal waste end-user;

4. If the facility has an existing VPA or VPDES permit number, the permit number;

5. If confined animals are located at the facility, indicate the type or types of animals (dairy cattle, slaughter and feeder cattle, swine, other) and the maximum number and average weight of the type or types of animals;

6. The types of wastes that will be managed at the facility and how much of each type of waste will be managed;

7. If waste will be transferred off-site, the type of waste and how much will be transferred;

8. A copy of the nutrient management plan approved by the Department of Conservation and Recreation;

9. A copy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation nutrient management plan approval letter that also certifies that the plan was developed by a certified nutrient management planner in accordance with § 10.1-104.2 of the Code of Virginia; and

10. The following certification: "I certify under penalty of law that all the requirements of the board for the general permit are being met and that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is to the best of my knowledge and belief true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations."

C. The registration statement shall be signed in accordance with Part II F of 9VAC25-32-70.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-14-22 § 6, eff. November 16, 1994; amended, Volume 15, Issue 03, eff. December 1, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2001; Volume 21, Issue 02, eff. November 3, 2004; Volume 30, Issue 18, eff. November 16, 2014.

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