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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 610. Groundwater Withdrawal Regulations

9VAC25-610-280. Public notice of hearing.

A. Public notice of any public hearing held pursuant to 9VAC25-610-270 and 9VAC25-610-275 shall be circulated as follows:

1. Notice shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by the proposed withdrawal at least 30 days in advance of the public hearing; and

2. Notice of the public hearing shall be sent to all persons and government agencies which received a copy of the public notice of the draft permit or special exception and to those persons requesting a public hearing or having commented in response to the public in accordance with 9VAC25-610-275.

B. The cost of public notice shall be paid by the applicant.

C. The content of the public notice of any public hearing held pursuant to 9VAC25-610-270 and 9VAC25-610-275 shall include at least the following:

1. Name and address of each person whose application will be considered at the public hearing, the amount of groundwater withdrawal requested expressed as an average gallonage per day, and a brief description of the beneficial use that will be supported by the proposed groundwater withdrawal.

2. The precise location of the proposed withdrawal and the aquifers that will support the withdrawal. The location should be described, where possible, with reference to route numbers, road intersections, map coordinates or similar information.

3. A brief reference to the public notice issued for the permit or special exception application and draft permit or special exception, including identification number and date of issuance unless the public notice includes the public hearing notice.

4. Information regarding the time and location for the public hearing.

5. The purpose of the public hearing.

6. A concise statement of the relevant issues raised by the persons requesting the public hearing.

7. Contact person and the mailing address, email address, phone number, and name of the Department of Environmental Quality office at which interested persons may obtain further information or request a copy of the draft permit or special exception.

8. A brief reference to the rules and procedures to be followed at the public hearing.

D. Public notice of any formal hearing held pursuant to 9VAC25-610-270 B shall be in accordance with Procedural Rule No.1 (9VAC25-230).

E. The public comment period shall remain open for 15 days after the close of the public hearing required by § 62.1-44.15:01 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-256 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-13-07 § 5.4, eff. September 22, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2014; Volume 39, Issue 5, eff. November 23, 2022.

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