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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 415. Policy for the Potomac River Embayments
1/18/2020

9VAC25-415-30. Policy Requirements.

A. Existing discharges shall meet the requirements of 9VAC25-415-40 within five years from April 2, 1997, unless exempted under subsection B, C or D of this section. New dischargers shall meet the requirements of 9VAC25-415-40 immediately.

B. Existing discharges with design flows less than 0.05 mgd shall be exempt from meeting the requirements of 9VAC25-415-40 until the completion of their next design flow expansion.

C. Failing septic systems. Existing residential homes, industrial and commercial operations, public facilities, and any other operation where a septic drain field system has failed shall be exempt from the requirements of 9VAC25-415-40, provided that the applicant demonstrates that it is not feasible to connect to a publicly-owned treatment plant and that there is no feasible alternative except to discharge. Discharge permits shall be issued in conformance with the Virginia Permit Regulation (9VAC25-31-10 et seq.) and Virginia General VPDES Permit Regulation for Sewage Discharges Less Than or Equal to 1,000 Gallons per Day (9VAC25-110-10 et seq.).

D. Other exemptions. The requirements of 9VAC25-415-40 shall not apply to the following types of discharges: combined sewer overflows, stormwater, corrective action remediation, and industrial discharges where BOD and nutrients are not primary pollutants of concern.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 13, Issue 12, eff. April 2, 1997.

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