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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 280. Ground Water Standards

9VAC25-280-30. Antidegradation policy for ground water.

If the concentration of any constituent in ground water is less than the limit set forth by ground water standards, the natural quality for the constituent shall be maintained; natural quality shall also be maintained for all constituents, including temperature, not set forth in ground water standards. If the concentration of any constituent in ground water exceeds the limit in the standard for that constituent, no addition of that constituent to the naturally occurring concentration shall be made. Variance to this policy shall not be made unless it has been affirmatively demonstrated that a change is justifiable to provide necessary economic or social development, that the degree of waste treatment necessary to preserve the existing quality cannot be economically or socially justified, and that the present and anticipated uses of such water will be preserved and protected.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 9, eff. February 12, 2004.

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