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

9VAC25-610-70. Criteria for consideration of a groundwater management area.

The board upon its own motion, or in its discretion, upon receipt of a petition by any county, city or town within the area in question, may initiate a groundwater management area proceeding, whenever in its judgment there is reason to believe that any one of the four following conditions exist:

1. Groundwater levels in the area are declining or are expected to decline excessively;

2. The wells of two or more groundwater users within the area are interfering or may be reasonably expected to interfere substantially with one another;

3. The available groundwater supply has been or may be overdrawn; or

4. The groundwater in the area has been or may become polluted.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-256 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR680-13-07 § 2.1, eff. September 22, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2014.

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