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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 690. Virginia Water Protection General Permit for Impacts from Development and Certain Mining Activities
1/18/2020

9VAC25-690-20. Purpose; Delegation of Authority.

A. The purpose of this chapter is to establish VWP General Permit Number WP4 under 9VAC25-210 to govern permanent and temporary impacts related to the construction and maintenance of development activities and to activities directly associated with aggregate mining (e.g., sand, gravel, and crushed or broken stone); hard rock/mineral mining (e.g., metalliferous ores); and surface coal, natural gas, and coalbed methane gas mining, as authorized by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Applications for coverage under this VWP general permit shall be processed for approval, approval with conditions, or denial by the board. Coverage, coverage with conditions, or application denial by the board shall constitute the VWP general permit action and shall follow all provisions in the State Water Control Law (§ 62.1-44.2 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), except for the public comment and participation provisions, from which each VWP general permit action is exempt.

B. The director or his designee may perform any act of the board provided under this chapter, except as limited by § 62.1-44.14 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; § 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq.).

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 17, Issue 21, eff. October 1, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 08, eff. January 26, 2005; Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2006; Volume 32, Issue 21, eff. August 2, 2016.

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