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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 600. Designated Groundwater Management Areas

9VAC25-600-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Act" means the Ground Water Management Act of 1992 (§ 62.1-254 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

"Board" means the State Water Control Board.

"Groundwater management area" means a geographically defined groundwater area in which the board has deemed the levels, supply or quality of groundwater to be adverse to public welfare, health and safety.

"Groundwater" means any water, except capillary moisture, beneath the land surface in the zone of saturation or beneath the bed of any stream, lake, reservoir or other body of surface water wholly or partially within the boundaries of this Commonwealth, whatever the subsurface geologic structure in which such water stands, flows, percolates or otherwise occurs.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-256 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-13-04 § 1, eff. December 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 26, eff. October 10, 2013; Volume 30, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2014.

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