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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 780. Local and Regional Water Supply Planning

9VAC25-780-150. Public notice and public comment period.

A. The board shall give public notice on the department website for every tentative and final decision to determine local program compliance.

B. The board shall give public notice to the Department of Health, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Marine Resources Commission, the Department of Historic Resources, and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for every tentative and final decision on program compliance. The agencies shall have 90 days to submit written comment. At the request of the applicant, the board will convene a technical evaluation committee meeting to facilitate receipt of these comments.

C. The board shall provide a comment period of at least 30 days following the date of the public notice for interested persons to submit written comments on the tentative or final decision. All written comments submitted during the comment period shall be retained by the board and considered during its final decision.

D. Commenters may request a public meeting when submitting comments. In order for the board to grant a public meeting, there must be a substantial public interest and a factual basis upon which the commenter believes that the proposed program might be contrary to the purposes stated in 9VAC25-780-20.

E. The contents of the public notice of a proposed program compliance determination shall include:

1. Name(s) and address(es) of the locality(ies) that submitted the local or regional water plan;

2. Brief synopsis of the proposed plan including any identified future alternatives;

3. The name(s) of the principal water supply sources;

4. A statement of the tentative determination to certify or deny consistency with the regulation;

5. A brief description of the final determination procedure;

6. The address, e-mail address and phone number of a specific person at the state office from whom further information may be obtained; and

7. A brief description on how to submit comments and request a public meeting.

Statutory Authority

§§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.38:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 2, eff. November 2, 2005.

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