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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 220. Surface Water Management Area Regulation

9VAC25-220-170. Public Comments and Hearing.

A. The board shall provide a comment period of at least 30 days following the date of public notice of the formulation of a draft permit during which interested persons may submit written comments and requests for an informal hearing on the proposed permit. All written comments submitted during the comment period shall be retained by the board and considered during its final decision process.

B. The executive director shall consider all written comments and requests for an informal hearing received during the comment period, and shall make a determination on the necessity of an informal hearing in accordance with 9VAC25-230-50. All proceedings, informal hearings and decisions therefrom will be in accordance with Procedural Rule No. 1 (9VAC25-230-10 et seq.).

C. Should the executive director, in accordance with Procedural Rule No. 1 (9VAC25-230-10 et seq.), determine to dispense with the informal hearing, he may grant the permit, or, at his discretion, transmit the proposal, application or request, together with all written comments thereon and relevant staff documents and staff recommendations, if any, to the board for its decision.

Statutory Authority

Chapter 24 (§ 62.1-242 et seq.) of Title 62.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-15-03 § 3.3, eff. June 3, 1992.

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