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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 71. Regulations Governing the Discharge of Sewage and Other Wastes from Boats
1/29/2020

9VAC25-71-50. Sewage Discharges.

Vessels with installed toilets and marine sanitation devices shall be in compliance with federal regulations at 40 CFR Part 140 (2006), which set standards for sewage discharges from marine sanitation devices. Vessels without installed toilets or without installed marine sanitation devices shall not directly or indirectly discharge sewage into state waters. Sewage and other wastes from self-contained portable toilets or other containment devices shall be pumped out at pump-out facilities or carried ashore for treatment in facilities approved by the Virginia Department of Health.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44 of the Code of Virginia and 33 USC § 1313 (e) of the Clean Water Act.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 14, eff. April 23, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 15, eff. May 2, 2007.

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