Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
7/22/2024

Agency 25. State Water Control Board

Preface

VAC AGENCY NO. 25

STATE WATER CONTROL BOARD

AGENCY SUMMARY

The State Water Control Board is responsible for administration of the State Water Control Law, Chapter 3.1 of Title 62.1 of the Code of Virginia. The board is authorized to establish standards of quality for state waters, policies, and programs for area-wide or basin-wide quality controls and requirements for treatment of sewage and industrial and other wastes; to promote and establish requirements for the reclamation and reuse of wastewater; and to make regulations to control pollution from boats and otherwise to carry out the State Water Control Law. Pursuant to § 45.2-1029 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Energy has authority for certain functions respecting coal industry discharge permits. The board is vested with adopting regulations concerning sewerage systems and sewage treatment works.

The board is required to promulgate regulations in order to implement a fee schedule to recover a portion of the costs associated with the processing or denial of applications for permits and certificates. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Article 2.1.

The board is required to develop a regulatory program governing the storage, treatment, and management of poultry waste and other confined animal feeding operations. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Article 3.

The board is also directed to formulate a coordinated state policy and plans and programs for the conservation and economic development of the state's water resources. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.2.

The board is charged with the responsibility for the Commonwealth's nonpoint source pollution management program developed pursuant to certain state and federal laws, including § 319 of the federal Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq.) and § 6217 of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act (16 USC § 1451 et seq.). Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, § 62.1-44.15 (18).

 

The Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Act (§ 62.1-44.15:24 et seq. of the Code of Virginia)authorizes the board to adopt regulations that establish requirements for the effective control of soil erosion, sediment deposition, and stormwater, including nonagricultural runoff, that shall be met in any Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program (VESMP) to prevent the unreasonable degradation of properties, stream channels, waters, and other natural resources and that specify minimum technical criteria and administrative procedures for VESMPs. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Article 2.3.

The Erosion and Sediment Control Law for Localities Not Administering a Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program (§ 62.1-44.15:51 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) directs the board to adopt regulations for the effective control of soil erosion, sediment deposition, and nonagricultural runoff that shall be met in any control program to prevent the unreasonable degradation of properties, stream channels, waters, and other natural resources. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Article 2.4.

The board is required to promulgate regulations that establish criteria for use by local governments to determine the ecological and geographic extent of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. The board must also promulgate regulations that establish criteria for use by local governments in granting, denying, or modifying requests to rezone, subdivide, or to use and develop land in these areas. Local governments are required to use the criteria promulgated by the board to ensure that the use and development of land in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas is accomplished in a manner that protects the quality of state waters. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Article 2.5.

The board is authorized to adopt regulations governing the certification of specified nutrient credit types. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Article 4.02.

The board is responsible for the implementation of the Water Quality Monitoring, Information and Restoration Act (§ 62.1-44.19:4 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). The board is authorized to promulgate water quality standards for those substances (i) listed on the Chesapeake Bay Program's "toxics of concern" list as of January 1, 1997; (ii) listed by the U.S. EPA Administrator pursuant to § 307(a) of the federal Clean Water Act; or (iii) identified by the board as having a particularly adverse effect on state water quality or living resources. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Article 4.01.

The board is authorized to promulgate regulations with regard to aboveground and underground storage tanks in accordance with applicable federal laws and regulations, including federal financial responsibility requirements. The board is charged with the responsibility of promulgating regulations relating to oil discharge contingency plans and financial responsibility of facilities and tank vessels transporting or transferring oil in Virginia waters. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 3.1, Articles 9, 10, and 11.

The board is responsible for developing regulations governing the issuance of surface water withdrawal permits and is authorized to designate, by regulation, surface water management areas. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 24.

The board is charged with the responsibility for administration of the Ground Water Management Act of 1992 (§ 62.1-254 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). The board may designate ground water management areas and issue ground water withdrawal permits prior to withdrawals in such areas. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapter 25.

The board is also authorized to administer programs of state and federal financial assistance for purposes of water quality control, conservation, agricultural or stormwater runoff control best management practices, and living shorelines. Code of Virginia, Title 62.1, Chapters 3.1, 3.2, and 22. The board has issued procedures governing financial assistance.

The board is authorized to adopt rules and regulations that include (i) standards and procedures for the conduct of mediation and dispute resolution; (ii) the appointment and function of a neutral to encourage and assist parties to voluntarily compromise or settle contested issues; and (iii) procedures to protect the confidentiality of papers, work product, or other materials. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 11.1, Article 1.

Regulations are available for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Quality's office at 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, Richmond, Virginia 23219 (mailing address: P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, Virginia 23218) and at its regional offices listed individually in this title under DEQ's summary. Internet address: http://www.deq.virginia.gov.

Rev. 07/2024

Chapter 10
Public Participation Guidelines [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Chapter 11
Public Participation GuidelinesRead all
Part I
Purpose and Definitions
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Part II
Notification of Interested Persons
Section 30
Notification List
Section 40
Information to Be Sent to Persons on the Notification List
Part III
Public Participation Procedures
Section 50
Public Comment
Section 60
Petition for Rulemaking
Section 70
Appointment of Regulatory Advisory Panel
Section 80
Appointment of Negotiated Rulemaking Panel
Section 90
Meetings
Section 100
Public Hearings on Regulations
Section 110
Periodic Review of Regulations
Chapter 15
Regulation for Dispute ResolutionRead all
Part I
Definitions
Section 10
Use of Terms
Section 20
Terms Defined
Part II
General Provisions
Section 30
Applicability
Section 40
Purpose and Scope
Section 50
Costs
Section 60
Date, Time, and Place
Section 70
Attendance at the Dispute Resolution Procedure
Section 80
Confidentiality
Section 90
Public Participation
Section 100
Standards for and Authority of Neutral
Section 110
Resumes of Neutrals and Descriptions of Dispute Resolution Programs
Section 120
Enforcement of Written Settlement Agreement
Section 130
Referral of Disputes to Dispute Resolution
Part III
Mediation Procedures
Section 140
Appointment of Mediator
Section 150
Orientation Session
Section 160
Continuation, Termination, and Resolution of Mediation
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-15)
Chapter 20
Fees for Permits and CertificatesRead all
Part I
General
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Applicability
Section 50
Exemptions
Part II
Payment, Deposits, and Use of Fees
Section 60
Due Dates
Section 70
Method of Payment
Section 80
Incomplete Payments and Late Payments
Section 90
Deposit and Use of Fees
Part III
Determination of Fee Amount
Section 100
General
Section 110
Fee Schedules for Individual VPDES and VPA New Permit Issuance, and Individual Vwp, Sww, and Gww New Permit Issuance and Existing Permit Reissuance
Section 120
Fee Schedules for Major Modification of Individual Permits or Certificates Requested by the Permit or Certificates Holder
Section 130
Fees for Filing Registration Statements or Applications for General Permits Issued by the Board
Section 140
[Repealed]
Section 142
Permit Maintenance Fees
Section 145
Discounted Permit Maintenance Fees for Environmental Excellence Program Participants
Part IV
Biosolids and Industrial Residuals Fees and Reimbursable Costs
Section 146
Established Fees
Section 147
Records and Reports
Section 148
Reimbursable Local Monitoring Costs
Section 149
Reimbursement of Local Monitoring Costs
Part V
Delegation of Authority [Repealed]
Section 150
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-20)
Chapter 30
Permit Regulation: Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) and Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Program [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 31
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit RegulationRead all
Part I
Definitions and General Program Requirements
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Permit Rationale
Section 20
Purpose
Section 25
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 30
Federal Effluent Guidelines
Section 40
Exclusions
Section 50
Prohibitions
Section 60
Effect of a Permit
Section 70
Continuation of Expiring Permits
Section 80
Confidentiality of Information
Section 90
Guidance Documents
Part II
Permit Applications and Special VPDES Permit Programs
Section 100
Application for a Permit
Section 110
Signatories to Permit Applications and Reports
Section 120
Stormwater Discharges
Section 121
[Repealed]
Section 130
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Section 140
Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facilities
Section 150
Aquaculture Projects
Section 160
Silvicultural Activities
Section 165
Requirements Applicable to Cooling Water Intake Structures
Section 170
General Permits
Section 180
New Sources and New Dischargers
Part III
Permit Conditions
Section 190
Conditions Applicable to All Permits
Section 200
Additional Conditions Applicable to Specified Categories of VPDES Permits
Section 210
Establishing Permit Conditions
Section 220
Establishing Limitations, Standards, and Other Permit Conditions
Section 230
Calculating VPDES Permit Conditions
Section 240
Duration of Permits
Section 250
Schedules of Compliance
Part IV
Public Involvement
Section 260
Draft Permits
Section 270
Statement of Basis
Section 280
Fact Sheet
Section 290
Public Notice of Permit Actions and Public Comment Period
Section 300
Public Comments and Requests for Public Hearings
Section 310
Public Hearings
Section 315
Criteria for Requesting and Granting a Public Hearing on an Individual Permit Action
Section 316
Controversial Permits
Section 317
Controversial Permits Reporting
Section 320
Response to Comments
Section 330
Conditions Requested by the Corps of Engineers and Other Government Agencies
Section 340
Decision on Variances
Section 350
Appeals of Variances
Section 360
Computation of Time
Part V
Transfer, Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, and Termination of Permits
Section 370
Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, or Termination of Permits
Section 380
Transfer of Permits
Section 390
Modification or Revocation and Reissuance of Permits
Section 400
Minor Modifications of Permits
Section 410
Termination of Permits
Part VI
Standards for the Use of Biosolids or Disposal of Sewage Sludge
Article 1
General Requirements
Section 420
Purpose and Applicability
Section 430
[Reserved]
Section 440
Permits and Direct Enforceability
Section 450
Relationship to Other Regulations
Section 460
Additional or More Stringent Requirements
Section 470
Exclusions
Section 475
[Repealed]
Section 480
Requirements for a Person Who Prepares Biosolids or Sewage Sludge
Section 485
Requirements for a Person Who Land Apply Biosolids
Section 490
Sampling and Analysis
Section 500
Definitions
Article 2
Biosolids Applied to the Land
Section 505
Universal Requirements for Land Application Operations
Section 510
Applicability; Bulk Biosolids; Biosolids Sold or Given Away in a Bag or Other Container for Application to the Land
Section 520
[Reserved]
Section 530
General Requirements
Section 540
Pollutant Limits
Section 543
Soils Monitoring
Section 547
Groundwater Monitoring
Section 550
Management Practices
Section 560
Operational Standards, Pathogens, and Vector Attraction Reduction
Section 570
Frequency of Monitoring
Section 580
Recordkeeping
Section 590
Reporting
Article 3
Surface Disposal
Section 600
Applicability
Section 610
[Reserved]
Section 620
General Requirements
Section 630
Pollutant Limits (Other Than Domestic Septage)
Section 640
Management Practices
Section 650
Operational Standards - Pathogens and Vector Attraction Reduction
Section 660
Frequency of Monitoring
Section 670
Recordkeeping
Section 680
Reporting
Article 4
Pathogens and Vector Attraction Reduction
Section 690
Scope
Section 700
[Reserved]
Section 710
Pathogens
Section 720
Vector Attraction Reduction
Part VII
General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution
Section 730
Purpose and Applicability
Section 740
Objectives of General Pretreatment Regulations
Section 750
Incorporation of Federal Regulations
Section 760
Local Law
Section 770
National Pretreatment Standards: Prohibited Discharges
Section 780
National Pretreatment Standards: Categorical Standards
Section 790
Removal Credits
Section 800
Pretreatment Program Requirements: Development and Implementation by Potw
Section 805
Pretreatment Requirements for Testing for Pfas Chemicals
Article 4
Pathogens and Vector Attraction Reduction
Section 810
Potw Pretreatment Programs and/Or Authorization to Revise Pretreatment Standards: Submission for App
Section 820
[Reserved]
Section 830
Approval Procedures for Potw Pretreatment Programs and Potw Granting of Removal Credits
Section 840
Reporting Requirements for Potws and Industrial Users
Section 850
Variances from Categorical Pretreatment Standards for Fundamentally Different Factors
Section 860
Confidentiality
Section 870
Net/Gross Calculation
Section 880
Upset Provision
Section 890
Bypass
Section 900
Modification of Potw Pretreatment Programs
Part VIII
Enforcement
Section 910
Enforcement
Section 915
Local Enforcement
Part IX
Miscellaneous
Section 920
[Repealed]
Section 930
Transition
Part X
Permitting and Enforcement Authority
Section 940
Authority of the Department of Energy for Coal Surface Mining Operations
Part XI
VPDES Electronic Reporting Requirements
Section 950
Purpose and Scope
Section 960
Definitions
Section 970
Types of Data to Be Reported Electronically by VPDES Permittees, Facilities, and Entities Subject to This Part
Section 980
Signature and Certification Standards for Electronic Reporting
Section 990
Requirements Regarding Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Section 1000
Requirements Regarding Timeliness, Accuracy, Completeness, and National Consistency
Section 1010
Waivers from Electronic Reporting
Section 1020
Implementation of Electronic Reporting Requirements for VPDES Permittees, Facilities, and Entities Subject to This Part
Section 1030
Adoption by Reference of Appendix a to 40 CFR Part 127—Minimum Set of Npdes Data
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-31)
Chapter 32
Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit RegulationRead all
Part I
General
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Permit Rationale
Section 20
Purpose
Section 25
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 30
Requirements and Prohibitions
Section 40
Exclusions
Section 50
Effect of a VPA Permit
Part II
Permit Application and Issuance
Section 60
Application for a VPA Permit
Section 70
Signatory Requirements
Section 80
Conditions Applicable to All VPA Permits
Section 90
Conditions Applicable to Publicly or Privately Owned Sewage Treatment Works
Section 100
Establishing Limitations and Other VPA Permit Conditions
Section 110
Draft VPA Permit Formulation
Section 120
Fact Sheet
Section 130
Continuation of Expiring VPA Permits
Part III
Public Involvement
Section 140
Public Notice of VPA Permit Action and Public Comment Period
Section 150
Public Access to Information
Section 160
Conditions Requested by Other Government Agencies
Section 170
Public Comments and Hearings
Section 175
Criteria for Requesting and Granting a Public Hearing on an Individual Permit Action
Section 176
Controversial Permits
Section 177
Controversial Permits Reporting
Section 180
Public Notice of Hearing
Part IV
Operator Requirements
Section 190
Operator Requirements
Part V
Permit Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, and Termination
Section 200
Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, and Termination
Section 210
Causes for Termination
Section 220
Causes for Modification
Section 230
Transfer of VPA Permits
Section 240
Minor Modification
Section 250
Animal Feeding Operations
Section 255
Requirements for End-Users of Animal Waste and Poultry Waste
Section 260
General VPA Permits
Section 270
Control of Disposal of Pollutants into Wells
Part VII
Enforcement
Section 280
Enforcement
Section 285
Local Enforcement
Part VIII
Delegation of Authority; Transition
Section 290
[Repealed]
Section 300
Transition
Part IX
Biosolids Program
Article 1
Procedures and Requirements
Section 303
Purpose and Applicability
Section 305
Permits
Section 307
Relationship to Other Regulations
Section 310
[Repealed]
Section 313
General Requirements
Section 315
Additional and More Stringent Requirements
Section 317
Exclusions
Section 320
[Repealed]
Section 330
Variances
Section 340
[Repealed]
Section 350
Procedures for Obtaining a Certificate to Construct and Certificate to Operate
Section 355
[Repealed]
Article 2
Operational and Monitoring Requirements
Section 356
Pollutant Monitoring and Limits
Section 357
Operational Standards, Pathogens, and Vector Attraction Reduction
Section 358
Frequency of Monitoring
Section 359
Recordkeeping
Section 360
Reporting
Section 370
[Repealed]
Section 380
[Repealed]
Section 390
[Repealed]
Section 400
Additional Monitoring
Section 410
Biosolids Management Plan
Section 420
Operability
Section 430
Maintenance
Section 440
[Repealed]
Section 450
Sampling, Analysis, and Preservation
Section 460
Soils Monitoring
Section 470
Crop Monitoring and Reporting
Section 480
Groundwater Monitoring and Reporting
Article 3
Biosolids Use Standards and Practices
Section 490
Compliance with Biosolids Use Practices of This Chapter
Section 500
[Repealed]
Section 510
[Repealed]
Section 515
Notification of Land Application Activity
Section 520
[Repealed]
Section 530
Land Acquisition
Section 540
Transport
Section 545
Staging of Biosolids for Land Application
Section 550
Storage Facilities
Section 560
Biosolids Utilization Methods
Section 570
Distribution and Marketing
Section 580
Sludge Disposal
Section 590
[Repealed]
Section 600
[Repealed]
Section 610
[Repealed]
Section 620
[Repealed]
Section 630
[Repealed]
Section 640
[Repealed]
Section 650
[Repealed]
Section 660
[Repealed]
Article 4
Pathogen and Vector Attraction Reduction
Section 665
Scope
Section 670
[Repealed]
Section 675
Pathogens
Section 680
[Repealed]
Section 685
Vector Attraction Reduction
Article 5
Certification of Land Applicators
Section 690
Ceritificate Requirements for Land Applicators
Section 700
Eligibility Requirements
Section 710
Fees
Section 720
Examination
Section 730
Training
Section 740
Certificate Renewal
Section 750
Certificate Expiration
Section 760
Compliance with Regulations and Disciplinary Action
Article 6
Liability Requirements for Transport, Storage, and Land Application of Biosolids
Section 770
Definitions
Section 780
Liability Requirements
Section 790
Liability Insurance
Section 800
Corporate Financial Test
Section 810
Corporate Guarantee
Section 820
Local Government Financial Test
Section 830
Local Government Guarantee
Section 840
Letter of Credit
Section 850
Trust Fund
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-32)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-32)
Chapter 40
Regulation for Nutrient Enriched Waters and Dischargers within the Chesapeake Bay WatershedRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 25
Definitions
Section 30
Strategy for "Nutrient Enriched Waters" Outside of Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Section 40
Permit Amendments
Section 50
Possibility of Further Limitations
Section 60
Other State Petitions
Section 70
Strategy for Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Chapter 50
Toxics Management Regulation [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 60
Sewerage Regulations [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 70
Regulation No. 5 Control of Pollution from Boats [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 71
Regulations Governing the Discharge of Sewage and Other Wastes from BoatsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Federal Regulations
Section 30
Penalty
Section 40
Miscellaneous Waste Discharges
Section 50
Sewage Discharges
Section 60
No Discharge Zones
Section 70
Listing of Designated No Discharge Zones in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Chapter 80
General Regulations under State Water Control Law - Requirement No. 1 [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 90
Oil Discharge Contingency Plans and Administrative Fees for Approval [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 91
Facility and Aboveground Storage Tank (Ast) RegulationRead all
Part I
Program Administration
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Applicability
Section 30
Exclusions
Section 40
Compliance Dates
Section 50
Statement of Purpose
Section 60
Administrative Fees
Section 70
Correspondence to the Department of Environmental Quality (Deq)
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Part II
Registration, Notification and Closure Requirements
Section 100
Registration Requirements
Section 110
Notifications
Section 120
Aboveground Storage Tank Closure
Part III
Pollution Prevention Requirements
Section 130
Pollution Prevention Standards and Procedures
Section 140
Performance Standards for Aboveground Storage Tanks Newly Installed, Retrofitted, or Brought into Use
Section 145
Performance Standards for Certain Aboveground Storage Tanks Located in the City of Fairfax
Section 150
Recordkeeping and Access to Facilities
Section 160
Variances to the Requirements of Part III (9VAC25-91-130 Et Seq.) of This Chapter
Part IV
Oil Discharge Contingency Plan (ODCP) Requirements
Section 170
Contingency Plan Requirements and Approval
Part V
Groundwater Characterization Study (GCS) and GCS Well Monitoring Requirements
Section 180
Groundwater Characterization Study (Gcs)
Section 190
Gcs Well Monitoring
Section 200
Reporting; Gcs Well Monitoring Report
Section 210
Response
Part VI
Resources Available
Section 220
Resources Available
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-91)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-91)
Chapter 100
Tank Vessel Financial Responsibility Requirements and Administrative Fees for Approval [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 101
Tank Vessel Oil Discharge Contingency Plan and Financial Responsibility RegulationRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Applicability
Section 30
Purpose
Section 35
Oil Discharge Contingency Plan and Vessel Response Plan Requirements for State Waters
Section 40
Department Oil Discharge Contingency Plan Review and Approval
Section 45
Demonstration of Financial Responsibility
Section 50
Department Financial Responsibility Demonstration
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-101)
Chapter 110
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Domestic Sewage Discharges of Less Than or Equal to 1,000 Gallons Per DayRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose; Effective Date of Permit
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 60
Authorization to Discharge
Section 70
Registration Statement
Section 80
General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-110)
Chapter 115
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Seafood Processing FacilitiesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose; Effective Date of Permit
Section 30
Authorization to Discharge
Section 40
Registration Statement
Section 50
General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-115)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference
Chapter 120
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Discharges from Groundwater Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Dewatering Activities of Contaminated Sites, and Hydrostatic TestsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 31
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 60
Authorization to Discharge
Section 70
Registration Statement
Section 80
General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-120)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-120)
Chapter 130
Facility and Aboveground Storage Tank Registration Requirements [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 140
Aboveground Storage Tanks Pollution Prevention Requirements [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 150
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity from Heavy Manufacturing [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 151
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial ActivityRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 50
Authorization to Discharge
Section 60
Registration Statement and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (Swppp)
Section 65
[Repealed]
Section 70
General Permit
Part III
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Section 80
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
Section 85
Sector Specific Permit Requirements
Part IV
Sector Specific Permit Requirements
Section 85
Sector Specific Permit Requirements
Part III
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Section 90
Sector a - Timber Products Facilities (Including Mulch, Wood, and Bark Facilities and Mulch Dyeing Facilities)
Section 100
Sector B - Paper and Allied Products Manufacturing
Section 110
Sector C - Chemical and Allied Products Manufacturing
Section 120
Sector D - Asphalt Paving and Roofing Materials and Lubricant Manufacturers
Section 130
Sector E - Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products
Section 140
Sector F - Primary Metals
Section 150
Sector G - Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing)
Section 160
Sector H - Coal Mines and Coal Mining-Related Facilities
Section 170
[Repealed]
Section 180
Sector K - Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities
Section 190
Sector L - Landfills, Land Application Sites and Open Dumps
Section 200
Sector M - Automobile Salvage Yards
Section 210
Sector N - Scrap Recycling and Waste Recycling Facilities and Material Recovery Facilities
Section 220
Sector O - Steam Electric Generating Facilities
Section 230
[Repealed]
Section 240
Sector Q - Water Transportation and Ship and Boat Building and Repairing Yards
Section 250
[Repealed]
Section 260
[Repealed]
Section 270
[Repealed]
Section 280
Sector U - Food and Kindred Products
Section 290
[Repealed]
Section 300
[Repealed]
Section 310
[Repealed]
Section 320
Sector Y - Rubber, Miscellaneous Plastic Products, and Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries
Section 330
[Repealed]
Section 340
Sector Aa - Fabricated Metal Products
Section 350
Sector Ab - Transportation Equipment, Industrial, or Commercial Machinery
Section 360
[Repealed]
Section 370
Sector Ad - Nonclassified Facilities or Stormwater Discharges Designated by the Department As Requiring Permits
Section 380
Sector Ae - Facilities with No Analytical Benchmark Monitoring Requirements
Section 390
Sector Af- Facilities Limited to Total Suspended Solids Benchmark Monitoring Requirements
Section 400
Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Compliance
Part V
Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Compliance
Section 400
Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Compliance
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-151)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-151)
Chapter 160
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity from Light Manufacturing Facilities [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 170
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity from Transportation Facilities, Landfills, Land Application Sites and Open Dumps, Materials Recycling Facilities, and Steam Electric Power Generating Facilities [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 180
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Discharges of Storm Water from Construction Activities [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 190
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Nonmetallic Mineral MiningRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose; Effective Date of Permit
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 50
Authorization to Discharge
Section 60
Registration Statement
Section 65
[Repealed]
Section 70
General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-190)
Chapter 191
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
FORMS
[Repealed]
Chapter 192
Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste ManagementRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Purpose; Effective Date of Permit
Section 25
Duty to Comply
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 50
Authorization to Manage Pollutants
Section 60
Registration Statement
Section 70
Contents of the General Permit
Section 80
Tracking and Accounting Requirements for Animal Waste End-Users
Section 90
Utilization and Storage Requirements for Transferred Animal Waste
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-192)
Chapter 193
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit RegulationFor Concrete Products FacilitiesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 50
Authorization to Discharge
Section 60
Registration Statement
Section 70
General Permit
Section 80
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-193)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-193)
Chapter 194
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Vehicle Wash Facilities and Laundry FacilitiesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 50
Authorization to Discharge
Section 60
Registration Statement
Section 70
General Permit
Section 80
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-194)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-194)
Chapter 195
General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facilities [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 196
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit for Noncontact Cooling Water Discharges of 50,000 Gallons Per Day or LessRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 50
Authorization to Discharge
Section 60
Registration Statement
Section 70
General Permit
Section 80
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-196)
Chapter 200
Water Withdrawal ReportingRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Purpose and Authority
Section 30
Applicability and Exemptions
Section 40
Measuring and Reporting Requirements
Section 50
Gage Maintenance and Records Retention Requirements
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-200)
Chapter 210
Virginia Water Protection Permit Program RegulationRead all
Part I
VWP Permit Program Definitions, Exclusions, Prohibitions and Requirements
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 40
Permit Rationale
Section 45
Surface Waters Delineations
Section 50
Prohibitions and Requirements for Vwp Permits
Section 55
Statewide Information Requirements
Section 60
Exclusions
Section 65
Administrative Continuance
Section 70
Effect of a Vwp Permit
Part II
VWP Permit Application and Development
Section 75
[Repealed]
Section 80
Application for a Vwp Permit
Section 90
Conditions Applicable to All Vwp Permits
Section 100
Signatory Requirements
Section 110
Establishing Applicable Standards, Limitations, or Other Vwp Permit Conditions
Section 115
[Repealed]
Section 116
Compensation
Section 120
Draft Vwp Permit Formulation
Section 130
Vwp General Permits
Part III
Public Involvement
Section 140
Public Notice of Vwp Individual Permit Actions and Public Comment Periods
Section 150
Public Access to Information
Section 160
Public Comments and Hearing
Section 165
Criteria for Requesting and Granting a Public Hearing on an Individual Permit Action
Section 170
Public Notice of Hearing
Section 172
Controversial Permits
Section 174
Controversial Permits Reporting
Part IV
VWP Permit Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, Transfer, Termination and Denial
Section 175
[Repealed]
Section 180
Rules for Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, Extension, Transfer, and Termination of Vwp Individual Permits
Section 185
Duration of Vwp Individual Permits
Section 190
[Repealed]
Section 200
[Repealed]
Section 210
[Repealed]
Section 220
Waiver of Vwp Permit or &Sect; 401 Certification
Section 230
Denial of the Vwp Permit or Variance Request
Section 240
[Repealed]
Section 250
[Repealed]
Section 260
[Repealed]
Part V
Surface Water Withdrawals
Section 300
Definitions for Surface Water Withdrawals
Section 310
Exclusions from Permits for Surface Water Withdrawals
Section 320
Preapplication Procedures for New or Expanded Surface Water Withdrawals
Section 330
Coordinated Review with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Applications for Surface Water Withdrawals
Section 340
Application Requirements for Surface Water Withdrawals
Section 350
Duty to Reapply for a Permit for a Continuation of a Surface Water Withdrawal
Section 360
Evaluation of Project Alternatives for Surface Water Withdrawals
Section 370
Vwp Permit Conditions Applicable to Surface Water Withdrawal Permits
Section 380
Modifications to Surface Water Withdrawal Permits
Section 390
Variance from Surface Water Withdrawal Permit Conditions
Part VI
Enforcement
Section 500
Enforcement
Part VII
Miscellaneous
Section 600
[Repealed]
Section 610
Transition
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-210)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-210)
Chapter 220
Surface Water Management Area RegulationRead all
Part I
General
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Permit Rationale
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Authority for Chapter
Section 40
Initiate Surface Water Management Area Proceeding
Section 50
Notice of Surface Water Management Area
Section 60
Agreements
Part II
Permit Requirements, Application and Issuance
Section 70
Application for a Permit
Section 80
Conditions Applicable to All Permits
Section 90
Signatory Requirements
Section 100
Establishing Applicable Limitations or Other Permit Conditions
Section 110
Draft Permit Formulation
Section 120
Permit Issuance
Section 130
Effect of a Permit
Section 140
Variances and Alternative Measures
Part III
Public Involvement in Permit Process
Section 150
Public Notice of Permit Action and Public Comment Period
Section 160
Public Access to Information
Section 170
Public Comments and Hearing
Section 175
Criteria for Requesting and Granting a Public Hearing in a Permit Action
Section 180
Public Notice of Hearing
Section 185
Controversial Permits
Section 187
Controversial Permits Reporting
Section 190
Public Notice That Permit Conditions Are in Force
Part IV
Permit Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, Suspension, Cancellation and Denial
Section 200
Rules for Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, Suspension, Cancellation and Denial
Section 210
Causes for Modification
Section 220
Transferability of Permits
Section 230
Minor Modification
Section 240
Denial of a Permit
Part V
Issuance of Certificates
Section 250
Duty to Apply
Section 260
Duration of Certificates
Section 270
Duty to Re-Apply
Section 280
Complete Application Required
Section 290
Information Requirements
Section 300
Additional Requirements
Part VI
Enforcement
Section 310
Enforcement
Part VII
Miscellaneous
Section 320
[Repealed]
Section 330
Transition
Chapter 230
Procedural Rule No. 1 - Public and Formal Hearing ProceduresRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Public Hearings
Section 40
Requests for Public Hearing
Section 50
Disposition of Requests for Public Hearing
Section 60
Rights of Parties to Public Hearing
Section 70
When Public Hearings May Be Dispensed with; Continuances
Section 80
Public Hearing Procedures
Section 90
Decision of the Board Following Public Hearing
Section 100
Formal Hearings
Section 110
Burden of Proof in Formal Hearing
Section 120
Parties; Rights of Parties
Section 130
Petition for Formal Hearing
Section 140
Petition to Become a Party to a Formal Hearing
Section 150
Formal Hearing Procedures
Section 160
Evidence at Formal Hearing
Section 170
Record of Proceedings, Proposed Findings and Conclusions from Formal Hearing
Section 180
Decision of the Board Following Formal Hearing
Chapter 240
Procedural Rule No. 3 - Certification Pursuant to 33 Usc § 1341 ("401" Certification): Procedures for Applications, for Issuance, and for Requests for Modification or Revocation [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Chapter 250
Procedural Rule No. 4 - Proxy Voting by Board Members [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Chapter 260
Water Quality StandardsRead all
Part I
Surface Water Standards with General, Statewide Application
Section 5
Definitions
Section 10
Designation of Uses
Section 20
General Criteria
Section 30
Antidegradation Policy
Section 40
Stream Flow
Section 50
Numerical Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Ph, and Maximum Temperature***
Section 55
[Repealed]
Section 60
Rise Above Natural Temperature
Section 70
Maximum Hourly Temperature Change
Section 80
Thermal Discharges into Lakes and Impoundments
Section 90
Thermal Variances
Section 100
[Deleted]
Section 110
Halogen Ban
Section 120
[Repealed]
Section 140
Criteria for Surface Water
Section 150
[Repealed]
Section 155
Ammonia Surface Water Quality Criteria
Part II
Standards with More Specific Application
Section 160
Fecal Coliform Bacteria; Shellfish Waters
Section 170
Bacteria; Other Recreational Waters
Section 180
[Deleted]
Section 185
Criteria to Protect Designated Uses from the Impacts of Nutrients and Suspended Sediment in the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries
Section 186
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits and Schedules of Compliance
Section 187
Criteria for Man-Made Lakes and Reservoirs to Protect Aquatic Life and Recreational Designated Uses from the Impacts of Nutrients
Section 190
[Repealed]
Part V
Water Quality Criteria for Groundwater [Repealed]
Section 230
[Repealed]
Part VI
Procedural Requirements
Section 250
Procedural Requirements for Variances Due to Natural Conditions, Temperature and §316(A) Thermal Variances
Section 260
Modification, Amendment, and Cancellation of Standards
Section 270
Shellfish Buffer Zones; Public Hearing
Section 275
Protection of Eastern Shore Tidal Waters for Clams and Oysters
Section 280
Analytical Procedures
Section 290
[Repealed]
Section 300
Classification of Tributary Streams
Part VII
Special Standards and Scenic Rivers Listings
Section 310
Special Standards and Requirements
Section 320
[Repealed]
Part VIII
Nutrient Enriched Waters
Section 330
Purpose
Section 340
[Repealed]
Section 350
Designation of Nutrient Enriched Waters
Part IX
River Basin Section Tables
Section 360
Section Number and Description Columns
Section 370
Classification Column
Section 380
Special Standards Column
Section 390
Potomac River Basin (Potomac River Subbasin)
Section 400
Potomac River Basin (Shenandoah River Subbasin)
Section 410
James River Basin (Lower)
Section 415
James River Basin (Lower) (Appomattox River Subbasin)
Section 420
James River Basin (Middle)
Section 430
James River Basin (Upper)
Section 440
Rappahannock River Basin
Section 450
Roanoke River Basin
Section 460
Yadkin River Basin
Section 470
Chowan and Dismal Swamp (Chowan River Subbasin)
Section 480
Chowan and Dismal Swamp (Albemarle Sound Subbasin)
Section 490
Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins (Big Sandy River Subbasin)
Section 500
Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins (Clinch River Subbasin)
Section 510
Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins (Holston River Subbasin)
Section 520
Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and Small Coastal Basins
Section 530
York River Basin
Section 540
New River Basin
Part X
Designations of Authority [Repealed]
Section 550
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-260)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-260)
Chapter 270
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 280
Ground Water StandardsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Ground Water Standards; General Requirements
Section 30
Antidegradation Policy for Ground Water
Section 40
Ground Water Standards Applicable Statewide
Section 50
Ground Water Standards Applicable by Physiographic Province
Section 60
Ground Water Criteria; General Requirements
Section 70
Ground Water Criteria
Section 80
Modification, Amendment, and Cancellation of Standards
Section 90
[Repealed]
Chapter 290
[Reserved]Read all
Chapter 370
Policy for the Protection of Water Quality in Virginia's Shellfish Growing WatersRead all
Section 10
Socio-Economic Hearings Management
Section 20
Evaluation of Applications
Section 30
Coordination with Other Agencies
Chapter 380
Wetlands PolicyRead all
Section 10
General Requirement and Purpose
Section 20
The Wetland Resource
Section 30
Policy
Section 40
Implementation
Chapter 390
Water Resources PolicyRead all
Section 10
Precepts
Section 20
Responsibilities
Section 30
Policies
Section 40
Modification
Chapter 400
Policy for Waste Treatment and Water Quality Management for the Dulles Area Watershed [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 401
Sewage Treatment in the Dulles Area WatershedRead all
Section 10
Purpose and Authority
Section 20
Affected Waters
Section 30
Sewage Treatment Plant Restrictions and Requirements
Section 40
Exceptions
Section 50
Stream Monitoring
Chapter 410
Occoquan PolicyRead all
Section 10
Introduction
Section 20
Long-Range Policy
Section 30
Expansion of Existing Plants in the Occoquan Watershed
Section 40
Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Program (Owmp)
Chapter 415
Policy for the Potomac River EmbaymentsRead all
Section 10
Purpose
Section 20
Affected Waters
Section 30
Policy Requirements
Section 40
Effluent Limitations
Section 50
Water Quality Modeling
Section 60
Administrative Review
Chapter 420
James River 3(C) Wastewater Management Plan Peninsula Area [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 430
Roanoke River Basin Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 440
Upper Roanoke River Subarea Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 450
Upper James River Basin Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 452
Upper James-Jackson River Subarea Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 460
Metropolitan/Regional Water Quality Management Plan for Northern Neck Planning District (No. 17) [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 470
York River Basin Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 480
Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 490
Rappahannock Area Development Commission (Radco) 208 Areawide Waste Treatment Management Plan and Potomac-Shenandoah River Basin 303(E) Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 500
State Water Quality Management Plan for the Fifth Planning District [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 510
Water Quality Management Plan for the Southwest Virginia 208 Planning Area [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 520
Water Quality Management Plan for the First Tennessee-Virginia Development District [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 530
Water Quality Management Plan for the Hampton Roads Planning Area (Planning Districts 20 & 21) [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 540
Water Quality Management Plan for the New River Basin [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 550
Small Coastal River Basins and Chesapeake Bay Virginia Eastern Shore Portion Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 10:1
Appendix 1. [Repealed]
Chapter 560
Potomac-Shenandoah River Basin Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 570
Richmond-Crater Interim Water Quality Management Plan [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 572
Water Quality Management Plans [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 580
Underground Storage Tanks: Technical Standards and Corrective Action RequirementsRead all
Part I
Definitions, Applicability, and Installation Requirements for Partially Excluded UST Systems
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Applicability
Section 30
Installation Requirements for Partially Excluded UST Systems
Section 40
Permitting and Inspection Requirements for All UST Systems
Part II
UST Systems: Design, Construction, Installation, and Notification
Section 50
Performance Standards for New UST Systems
Section 60
Upgrading of Existing UST Systems
Section 70
Notification Requirements
Part III
General Operating Requirements
Section 80
Spill and Overfill Control
Section 82
Periodic Testing of Spill Prevention Equipment and Containment Sumps Used for Interstitial Monitoring of Piping and Periodic Inspection of Overfill Prevention Equipment
Section 85
Periodic Operation and Maintenance Walkthrough Inspections
Section 90
Operation and Maintenance of Corrosion Protection
Section 100
Compatibility
Section 110
Repairs Allowed
Section 120
Reporting and Recordkeeping
Section 125
Operator Training
Part IV
Release Detection
Section 130
General Requirements for All Petroleum and Hazardous Substance UST Systems
Section 140
Requirements for Petroleum UST Systems
Section 150
Requirements for Hazardous Substance UST Systems
Section 160
Methods of Release Detection for Tanks
Section 170
Methods of Release Detection for Piping
Section 180
Release Detection Recordkeeping
Part V
Release Reporting, Investigation, and Confirmation
Section 190
Reporting of Suspected Releases
Section 200
Investigation Due to Off-Site Impacts
Section 210
Release Investigation and Confirmation Steps
Section 220
Reporting and Cleanup of Spills and Overfills
Part VI
Release Response and Corrective Action for UST Systems Containing Petroleum or Hazardous Substances
Section 230
General
Section 240
Initial Response
Section 250
Initial Abatement Measures and Site Check
Section 260
Site Characterization
Section 270
Free Product Removal
Section 280
Corrective Action Plan
Section 290
[Repealed]
Section 300
Public Participation
Part VII
Out-of-Service UST Systems and Closure
Section 310
Temporary Closure
Section 320
Permanent Closure and Changes-In-Service
Section 330
Assessing the Site at Closure or Change-In-Service
Section 340
Applicability to Previously Closed UST Systems
Section 350
Closure Records
Part VIII
Delegation
Section 360
[Repealed]
Part IX
Delivery Prohibition
Section 370
Requirements for Delivery Prohibition
Section 370:1
[Repealed]
Section 370:2
[Repealed]
Part X
UST Systems with Field-Constructed Tanks and Airport Hydrant Fuel Distribution Systems
Section 380
General Requirements
Section 390
Additions, Exceptions, and Alternatives for UST Systems with Field-Constructed Tanks and Airport Hydrant Systems
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-580)
Chapter 590
Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility RequirementsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Applicability
Section 30
Compliance Dates
Section 40
Amount and Scope of Financial Responsibility Requirement
Section 50
Allowable Mechanisms and Combinations of Mechanisms
Section 60
Financial Test of Self-Insurance
Section 70
Guarantee
Section 80
Insurance and Group Self-Insurance Pool Coverage
Section 90
Surety Bond
Section 100
Letter of Credit
Section 105
Certificate of Deposit
Section 110
Trust Fund
Section 120
[Repealed]
Section 130
Substitution of Financial Assurance Mechanisms by Owner or Operator
Section 140
Cancellation or Nonrenewal by a Provider of Financial Assurance
Section 150
Reporting by Owner or Operator
Section 160
Recordkeeping
Section 170
Drawing on Financial Assurance Mechanism
Section 180
Release from the Requirements
Section 190
Bankruptcy or Other Incapacity of Owner, Operator or Provider of Financial Assurance
Section 200
Replenishment of Guarantees, Letters of Credit, Certificates of Deposit, or Surety Bonds
Section 210
Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Section 220
Notices to the Department
Section 230
[Repealed]
Section 240
Lender Liability
Section 250
Local Government Financial Responsibility Demonstration
Section 260
Modifications to Language Incorporated by Reference
Section 260:1
Appendix I. Letter from Chief Financial Officer
Section 260:2
Appendix II. Guarantee
Section 260:3
Appendix III. Endorsement
Section 260:4
Appendix IV. Certificate of Insurance
Section 260:5
Appendix v. Payment and Performance Bond
Section 260:6
Appendix VI. Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit
Section 260:7
Appendix VII. Trust Agreement
Section 260:8
Appendix Viii. Certification of Acknowledgment
Section 260:9
Appendix Ix. Certification of Financial Responsibility
Section 260:10
Appendix X. Certification of Valid Claim
Section 260:11
Appendix XI. Letter from Chief Financial Officer (Short Form)
Section 260:12
Appendix XII. Certificate of Group Self-Insurance Pool Membership
Section 260:13
Appendix Xiii. Assignment of Certificate of Deposit Account
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-590)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-590)
Chapter 600
Designated Groundwater Management AreasRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Declaration of Groundwater Management Areas
Chapter 610
Groundwater Withdrawal RegulationsRead all
Part I
General
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Purpose
Section 25
Permit Rationale
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Prohibitions and Requirements for Groundwater Withdrawals
Section 42
Private Well Registration
Section 44
Technical Evaluation of Withdrawals for Subdivisions with 30 or More Lots Served by Private Wells
Section 50
Exclusions
Section 60
Effect of a Permit
Part II
Declaration of Groundwater Management Areas
Section 70
Criteria for Consideration of a Groundwater Management Area
Section 80
Declaration of Groundwater Management Areas
Part III
Permit Application and Issuance
Section 85
Preapplication Meeting
Section 90
Application for a Permit by Groundwater Users in Existing Groundwater Management Areas Withdrawing Prior to July 1, 1992
Section 92
Application for a Permit by Existing Users When a Groundwater Management Area Is Declared or Expanded on or After July 1, 1992
Section 94
Application for a New Permit, Expansion of an Existing Withdrawal, or Reapplication for a Current Permitted Withdrawal
Section 95
General Permits
Section 96
Duty to Reapply for a Permit
Section 98
Incomplete or Inaccurate Applications
Section 100
Water Conservation and Management Plans
Section 102
Evaluation of Need for Withdrawal and Alternatives
Section 104
Surface Water and Groundwater Conjunctive Use Systems
Section 106
Supplemental Drought Relief Wells
Section 108
Estimating Area of Impact for Qualifying Groundwater Withdrawals
Section 110
Evaluation Criteria for Permit Applications
Section 120
Public Water Supplies
Section 130
Conditions Applicable to All Groundwater Permits
Section 140
Establishing Applicable Standards, Limitations or Other Permit Conditions
Section 150
Signatory Requirements
Section 160
Draft Permit
Part IV
Special Exception Application and Issuance
Section 170
Application for a Special Exception
Section 180
Water Conservation and Management Plans
Section 190
Criteria for the Issuance of Special Exceptions
Section 200
Public Water Supplies
Section 210
Conditions Applicable to All Special Exceptions
Section 220
Establishing Applicable Standards, Limitations or Other Special Exception Conditions
Section 230
Signatory Requirements
Section 240
Draft Special Exception
Part V
Public Involvement
Section 250
Public Notice of Permit or Special Exception Action and Public Comment Period
Section 260
Public Access to Information
Section 270
Public Comments and Public Hearing
Section 275
Criteria for Requesting and Granting a Public Hearing on an Individual Permit or a Special Exception Action
Section 280
Public Notice of Hearing
Section 285
Controversial Permits
Section 287
Controversial Permits Reporting
Part VI
Permit and Special Exception Modification, Revocation and Denial
Section 290
Rules for Modification and Revocation
Section 300
Causes for Revocation
Section 310
Causes for Modification
Section 320
Transferability of Permits and Special Exceptions
Section 330
Minor Modification
Section 340
Denial of a Permit or Special Exception
Part VII
Enforcement
Section 350
Enforcement
Part VIII
Miscellaneous
Section 360
[Repealed]
Section 370
Control of Naturally Flowing Wells
Section 380
Statewide Information Requirements
Section 390
Statewide Right to Inspection and Entry
Section 400
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-610)
Chapter 620
Order Declaring the Eastern Shore of Virginia - Accomack and Northampton Counties - As a Critical Ground Water Area [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 630
Virginia Pollution Abatement Regulation and General Permit for Poultry Waste ManagementRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Purpose; Effective Date of Permit
Section 25
Duty to Comply
Section 30
Authorization to Manage Pollutants
Section 40
Registration Statement
Section 50
Contents of the General Permit
Section 60
Tracking and Accounting Requirements for Poultry Waste Brokers
Section 70
Tracking and Accounting Requirements for Poultry Waste End-Users
Section 80
Utilization and Storage Requirements for Transferred Poultry Waste
Section 90
Commercial Poultry Processor Activities
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-630)
Chapter 640
Aboveground Storage Tank and Pipeline Facility Financial Responsibility RequirementsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Applicability
Section 30
Exclusions
Section 40
Compliance Dates
Section 50
Amount and Scope of Required Financial Responsibility
Section 60
Allowable Mechanisms and Combinations of Mechanisms
Section 70
Financial Test of Self-Insurance
Section 80
Guarantee
Section 90
Insurance and Group Self-Insurance Pool Coverage
Section 100
Surety Bond
Section 110
Letter of Credit
Section 115
Certificate of Deposit
Section 120
Trust Fund
Section 130
[Repealed]
Section 140
Substitution of Financial Assurance Mechanisms by Operator
Section 150
Cancellation or Nonrenewal by a Provider of Financial Assurance
Section 160
Reporting by Operator
Section 170
Recordkeeping
Section 180
Drawing on Financial Assurance Mechanisms
Section 190
Release from the Requirements
Section 200
Bankruptcy or Other Incapacity of Operator Provider of Financial Assurance
Section 210
Replenishment of Guarantees, Letters of Credit, Certificate of Deposit, or Surety Bonds
Section 220
Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Section 230
Notices to the Department
Section 240
[Repealed]
Section 250
[Repealed]
Section 250:1
Appendix I. Letter from Chief Financial Officer
Section 250:2
Appendix II. Guarantee
Section 250:3
Appendix III. Endorsement
Section 250:4
Appendix IV. Certificate of Insurance
Section 250:5
Appendix v. Performance Bond
Section 250:6
Appendix VI. Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit
Section 250:7
Appendix VII. Trust Agreement
Section 250:8
Appendix Viii. Certificate of Group Self-Insurance [Pool Membership]
Section 250:9
Appendix Ix. Certification of Financial Responsibility
Section 250:10
Appendix X. Assignment of Certificate of Deposit Account
Chapter 650
Closure Plans and Demonstration of Financial CapabilityRead all
Part I
Definitions
Section 10
Definitions
Part II
General Information and Legislative Authority
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Applicability
Section 40
Suspensions and Revocations
Part III
Closure Plans and Financial Assurance Criteria
Section 50
General Purpose and Scope
Section 60
Closure Plans
Section 70
Transfer of Ownership or Permit
Section 80
Cost Estimate for Facility Closure
Section 90
Trust Agreement
Section 100
Surety Bond
Section 110
Letter of Credit
Section 120
Certificate of Deposit
Section 124
Corporate Financial Test
Section 127
Corporate Guarantee
Section 130
Multiple Financial Mechanisms
Section 140
Drawing on Financial Assurance Mechanism
Section 150
Waiver of Requirements
Section 160
Release of the Owner or Operator from the Financial Assurance Requirements
Section 170
Cancellation or Renewal by a Provider of Financial Assurance
Section 180
Incapacity of Owners or Operators, or Financial Institution
Section 190
[Repealed]
Section 200
Notices to the Department of Environmental Quality
Chapter 660
Virginia Water Protection General Permit for Impacts Less Than One-Half AcreRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Statewide Information Requirements
Section 20
Purpose
Section 25
Authorization for Coverage under Vwp General Permit Effective August 1, 2006
Section 27
Vwp General Permit Coverage; Transition; Continuation
Section 30
Authorization to Impact Surface Waters
Section 35
Administrative Continuance
Section 40
Exceptions to Coverage
Section 50
Notification
Section 60
Application
Section 70
Compensation
Section 80
Notice of Planned Changes; Modifications to Coverage
Section 90
Termination of Coverage
Section 95
[Repealed]
Section 100
Vwp General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-660)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-660)
Chapter 670
Virginia Water Protection General Permit for Facilities and Activities of Utility and Public Service Companies Regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the State Corporation Commission and Other Utility Line ActivitiesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Statewide Information Requirements
Section 20
Purpose
Section 25
Authorization for Coverage under Vwp General Permit Effective August 1, 2006
Section 27
Vwp General Permit Coverage; Transition; Continuation
Section 30
Authorization to Impact Surface Waters
Section 35
Administrative Continuance
Section 40
Exceptions to Coverage
Section 50
Notification
Section 60
Application
Section 70
Compensation
Section 80
Notice of Planned Changes; Modifications to Coverage
Section 90
Termination of Coverage
Section 95
[Repealed]
Section 100
Vwp General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-670)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-670)
Chapter 680
Virginia Water Protection General Permit for Linear Transportation ProjectsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Statewide Information Requirements
Section 20
Purpose
Section 25
Authorization for Coverage under Vwp General Permit Effective August 1, 2006
Section 27
Vwp General Permit Coverage; Transition; Continuation
Section 30
Authorization to Impact Surface Waters
Section 35
Administrative Continuance
Section 40
Exceptions to Coverage
Section 50
Notification
Section 60
Application
Section 70
Compensation
Section 80
Notice of Planned Changes; Modifications to Coverage
Section 90
Termination of Coverage
Section 95
[Repealed]
Section 100
Vwp General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-680)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-680)
Chapter 690
Virginia Water Protection General Permit for Impacts from Development and Certain Mining ActivitiesRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Statewide Information Requirements
Section 20
Purpose
Section 25
Authorization for Coverage under Vwp General Permit Effective August 1, 2006
Section 27
Vwp General Permit Coverage; Transition; Continuation
Section 30
Authorization to Impact Surface Waters
Section 35
Administrative Continuance
Section 40
Exceptions to Coverage
Section 50
Notification
Section 60
Application
Section 70
Compensation
Section 80
Notice of Planned Changes; Modifications to Coverage
Section 90
Termination of Coverage
Section 95
[Repealed]
Section 100
Vwp General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-690)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-690)
Chapter 720
Water Quality Management Planning RegulationRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Relationship to 9VAC25-40, Regulation for Nutrient Enriched Waters and Dischargers within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Section 40
Implementing Nitrogen and Phosphorus Waste Load Allocations in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Section 50
Potomac-Shenandoah River Basin
Section 60
James River Basin
Section 70
Rappahannock River Basin
Section 80
Roanoke River Basin
Section 90
Tennessee-Big Sandy River Basin
Section 100
Chowan River -- Dismal Swamp River Basin
Section 110
Chesapeake Bay -- Small Coastal -- Eastern Shore River Basin
Section 120
York River Basin
Section 130
New River Basin
Section 140
[Repealed]
Chapter 730
Smith Mountain Lake No-Discharge Zone [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 740
Water Reclamation and Reuse RegulationRead all
Part I
Definitions and General Program Requirements
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
Applicability and Transition
Section 40
Permitting Requirements
Section 45
Emergency Authorization for the Production, Distribution, or Reuse of Reclaimed Water
Section 50
Exclusions and Prohibitions
Section 55
Variances
Section 60
Relationship to Other Board Regulations
Part II
Reclaimed Water Treatment, Standards, Monitoring Requirements and Reuses
Section 70
Treatment and Standards for Reclaimed Water
Section 80
Reclaimed Water Monitoring Requirements for Reuse
Section 90
Minimum Standard Requirements for Reuses of Reclaimed Water
Part III
Application and Technical Requirements
Section 100
Application for Permit
Section 105
Application for an Emergency Authorization
Section 110
Design Criteria
Section 120
Construction Requirements
Section 130
Operator Requirements and System Reliability
Section 140
Operations and Maintenance
Section 150
Management of Pollutants from Significant Industrial Users
Section 160
Access Control and Advisory Signs
Section 170
Use Area Requirements
Section 180
Operational Flow Requirements
Section 190
Recordkeeping
Section 200
Reporting
Section 210
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-740)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-740)
Chapter 750
General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation for Discharges of Storm Water from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Chapter 770
Virginia Financial Responsibility Requirements for Mitigation Associated with Tidal Dredging ProjectsRead all
Part I
Definitions
Section 10
Definitions
Part II
General Information
Section 20
Applicability
Section 30
Compliance Date
Section 40
Revocation or Suspensions
Section 50
Forfeitures
Section 60
Transfer of Permit
Part III
Compensatory Mitigation Plan And Financial Responsibility Criteria
Section 70
Compensatory Mitigation Requirements
Section 80
Cost Estimates for in-Lieu Fee Fund Donations and Mitigation Bank Credit Purchases
Section 90
Cost Estimate for Compensatory Mitigation Activities Other Than in-Lieu Fee Fund Donations or Mitigation Bank Credit Purchases
Section 100
Payment of in-Lieu Fee Fund Donations and Mitigation Bank Credit Purchases
Section 110
Allowable Financial Mechanisms for Compensatory Mitigation Activities Other Than in-Lieu Fee Fund Donations or Mitigation Bank Credit Purchases
Section 120
Surety Bond
Section 130
Letter of Credit
Section 140
Certificate of Deposit
Section 150
Federal Documentation
Section 160
Release of Permittee from the Financial Responsibility Requirements
Section 170
Incapacity of Financial Providers, Permittees
Section 180
[Repealed]
Section 190
Wording of the Instruments
Chapter 780
Local and Regional Water Supply PlanningRead all
Section 10
Application
Section 20
Purpose of Chapter
Section 30
Definitions
Section 40
Program Development
Section 50
Preparation and Submission of a Program
Section 60
State Role in Program Preparation
Section 70
Existing Water Source Information
Section 80
Existing Water Use Information
Section 90
Existing Resource Information
Section 100
Projected Water Demand Information
Section 110
Water Demand Management Information
Section 120
Drought Response and Contingency Plans
Section 130
Statement of Need and Alternatives
Section 140
Review of Local Programs
Section 150
Public Notice and Public Comment Period
Section 160
Public Meetings
Section 170
Appeals
Section 180
Enforcement
Section 190
Delegation of Authority
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-780)
Chapter 790
Sewage Collection and Treatment RegulationsRead all
Part I
Procedural Regulations
Article 1
Definitions and Terms
Section 10
Definitions
Article 2
Procedures
Section 20
Compliance with the Administrative Process Act
Section 30
Extent
Section 40
Variances
Section 50
Ctcs and Ctos
Section 60
Ctc and Cto Waivers
Section 70
Reliability Classification
Section 80
Ctc Procedures
Section 90
Ctc Application
Section 100
Preliminary Engineering Conference
Section 110
Preliminary Engineering Proposal
Section 120
Construction Drawings (Plans)
Section 130
Specifications
Section 140
Operation and Maintenance Manuals
Section 150
Sludge Management Plans
Section 160
Formal Requirements for the Submission of Engineering Data
Section 170
Processing of Plans, Specifications and Other Engineering Documents
Section 180
Ctc
Section 190
Cto
Section 200
Cto Modifications or Revocation Actions
Section 210
Nonconventional Methods, Processes or Equipment
Section 220
Local Review for Sewerage Systems
Section 230
Compliance with Part II (9VAC25-790-260 Et Seq.--Operational Regulations) of This Chapter
Section 240
Compliance with Part III (9VAC25-790-310 Et Seq.--Manual of Practice) of This Chapter
Section 250
Sewage Collection and Treatment Advisory Committee
Part II
Operational Regulations
Article 1
Monitoring
Section 260
Influent and Effluent Monitoring
Section 270
Operational Testing and Control
Section 280
Land Based Monitoring System
Article 2
Operation and Maintenance Manuals
Section 290
Manuals
Article 3
Requirements for Sewerage Systems and Treatment Works Reliability
Section 300
Reliability
Part III
Manual of Practice for Sewerage Systems and Treatment Works
Article 1
Collection and Conveyance Sewers
Section 310
Design Factors
Section 320
Design Details
Section 330
Construction Details
Section 340
Vacuum Sewage System
Section 350
Manholes
Section 360
Water Quality and Public Health and Welfare Protection
Section 370
System Access
Article 2
Sewage Pump Stations
Section 380
Sewage Pumping
Section 390
Reliability
Section 400
Pumping Equipment
Section 410
Portable Equipment and Diversions
Section 420
Alarm Systems
Section 430
Alternatives
Section 440
Force Mains
Article 3
Sewage Treatment Works
Section 450
Treatment Works Design
Section 460
Standards
Section 470
Treatment Works Details
Section 480
Treatment Works Outfalls
Section 490
Reliability Protection
Article 4
Preliminary Processes
Section 500
Screening
Section 510
Grit Removal Facilities
Section 520
Pre-Aeration
Section 530
Clarifiers
Article 5
Sludge Processing and Management
Section 540
Sludge Stabilization
Section 550
Anaerobic Digestion
Section 560
Aerobic Sludge Digestion
Section 570
Composting
Section 580
Heat Treatment
Section 590
Chemical Treatment
Section 600
Sludge Thickening
Section 610
Sludge Dewatering
Section 620
Sludge Drying Beds
Section 630
Filtration
Section 640
Centrifuges
Section 650
Sludge Pumping
Section 660
Sludge Management
Article 6
Biological Treatment
Section 670
Attached Growth Processes
Section 680
Rotating Biological Contactors
Section 690
Suspended Growth (Activated Sludge) Process
Section 700
Oxidation Ditches
Section 710
Sequencing Batch Reactors (Sbr)
Section 720
Sewage Stabilization Ponds and Aerated Lagoons
Section 730
Aerated Lagoons
Article 7
Effluent Polishing and Disinfection Processes
Section 740
Disinfection
Section 750
Chlorination
Section 760
Bromochlorination
Section 770
Ultraviolet Light Irradiation (Uv)
Section 780
Ozonation
Section 790
Other Disinfection Methods
Section 800
Dechlorination
Section 810
Polishing Ponds
Section 820
Postaeration
Article 8
Advanced Treatment
Section 830
Flow Equalization
Section 840
Chemical Treatment
Section 850
Chemical Clarification
Section 860
Filtration
Article 9
Natural Treatment
Section 870
Conventional Alternatives
Section 880
Land Treatment
Section 890
Constructed Wetlands
Article 10
Nutrient Control
Section 900
Nutrient Reduction
Section 910
Biological Nitrification
Section 920
Ammonia Stripping
Section 930
Ion Exchange
Part IV
Reports and Forms
Article 1
Reports
Section 940
Preliminary Engineering Report
Section 950
Contents for an Operation and Maintenance Manual
Section 960
Influent and Effluent Sampling
Section 970
Operational Testing and Control
Section 980
Factors for Oxygen Transfer
Article 2
Forms and Agreements
Section 990
Portable Equipment for Sewage Pump Stations
Section 1000
General Jurisdictional Responsibilities for Sewerage Systems Connections
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-790)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-790)
Chapter 800
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Discharges Resulting from the Application of Pesticides to Surface WatersRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose; Effective Date of Permit
Section 30
Authorization to Discharge
Section 40
Registration Statement
Section 50
Termination of Permit Coverage
Section 60
General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-800)
Chapter 810
General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Coin-Operated Laundry [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Chapter 820
General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Watershed Permit Regulation for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges and Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in VirginiaRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose, Applicability
Section 30
Relation to Existing VPDES Permits Issued in Accordance with 9VAC25-31
Section 40
Compliance Plans
Section 50
Transfer of Permit Coverage
Section 60
Termination of Permit Coverage
Section 70
General Permit
Section 80
Facilities Subject to Reduced Individual Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Wasteload Allocations
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-820)
Chapter 830
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation and Management RegulationsRead all
Part I
Introduction
Section 10
Application
Section 20
Authority for Chapter
Section 30
Purpose of Chapter
Section 40
Definitions
Part II
Local Government Programs
Section 50
Local Program Development
Section 60
Elements of Program
Part III
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Designation Criteria
Section 70
Purpose
Section 80
Resource Protection Areas
Section 90
Resource Management Areas
Section 100
Intensely Developed Areas
Section 110
Site-Specific Refinement of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Boundaries
Part IV
Land Use and Development Performance Criteria
Section 120
Purpose
Section 130
General Performance Criteria
Section 140
Development Criteria for Resource Protection Areas
Section 150
Nonconformities, Exemptions, and Exceptions
Section 155
Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation Criteria
Part V
Comprehensive Plan Criteria
Section 160
Purpose
Section 170
Comprehensive Plans
Part VI
Land Development Ordinances
Section 180
Purpose
Section 190
Land Development Ordinances, Regulations, and Procedures
Part VII
Local Assistance and Local Program Consistency Review Process
Section 200
Purpose
Section 210
Local Assistance Guidance
Section 220
Department to Establish Liaison
Section 230
Planning District Comments
Section 240
Preparation and Submission of Management Program
Part VIII
Implementation and Enforcement
Section 250
Applicability
Section 260
Administrative Proceedings
Section 270
Legal Proceedings
Part IX
Miscellaneous
Section 280
[Repealed]
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-830)
Chapter 840
Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 45
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 65
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Section 100
[Repealed]
Section 110
[Repealed]
Chapter 850
Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Certification Regulations [Repealed]Read all
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 50
[Repealed]
Section 55
[Repealed]
Section 60
[Repealed]
Section 70
[Repealed]
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Section 100
[Repealed]
Chapter 860
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit Regulation for Potable Water Treatment PlantsRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Purpose
Section 30
[Repealed]
Section 40
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 50
Authorization to Discharge
Section 60
Registration Statement
Section 70
General Permit
Chapter 870
Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Regulation [Repealed]Read all
Part I
Definitions, Purpose, and Applicability [Repealed]
Section 10
[Repealed]
Section 15
[Repealed]
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
[Repealed]
Part II
Administrative and Technical Criteria for Land-Disturbing Activities [Repealed]
Section 40
[Repealed]
Section 45
[Repealed]
Section 46
[Repealed]
Section 47
[Repealed]
Section 48
[Repealed]
Section 51
[Repealed]
Section 52
[Repealed]
Part II A
General Administrative Criteria for Regulated Land-Disturbing Activities [Repealed]
Section 53
[Repealed]
Section 54
[Repealed]
Section 55
[Repealed]
Section 56
[Repealed]
Section 57
[Repealed]
Section 58
[Repealed]
Section 59
[Repealed]
Part II B
Technical Criteria for Regulated Land-Disturbing Activities [Repealed]
Section 62
[Repealed]
Section 63
[Repealed]
Section 65
[Repealed]
Section 66
[Repealed]
Section 69
[Repealed]
Section 72
[Repealed]
Section 74
[Repealed]
Section 76
[Repealed]
Section 85
[Repealed]
Section 92
[Repealed]
Part II C
Technical Criteria for Regulated Land-Disturbing Activities:
Grandfathered Projects and Projects Subject to the Provisions of 9VAC25-870-47 B [Repealed]
Section 93
[Repealed]
Section 94
[Repealed]
Section 95
[Repealed]
Section 96
[Repealed]
Section 97
[Repealed]
Section 98
[Repealed]
Section 99
[Repealed]
Part III
General Provisions Applicable to VSMPs and VSMP Authorities [Repealed]
Section 100
[Repealed]
Section 102
[Repealed]
Section 103
[Repealed]
Part III A
Programs Operated by a VSMP Authority [Repealed]
Section 104
[Repealed]
Section 106
[Repealed]
Section 108
[Repealed]
Section 112
[Repealed]
Section 114
[Repealed]
Section 116
[Repealed]
Section 118
[Repealed]
Section 122
[Repealed]
Section 126
[Repealed]
Part III B
Department of Environmental Quality Procedures for Review of VSMPs [Repealed]
Section 142
[Repealed]
Section 144
[Repealed]
Part III C
Authorization Procedures for Virginia Stormwater Management Programs [Repealed]
Section 146
[Repealed]
Section 148
[Repealed]
Section 150
[Repealed]
Part IV
Technical Criteria and State Permit Application Requirements for State Projects [Repealed]
Section 160
[Repealed]
Section 170
[Repealed]
Section 180
[Repealed]
Section 190
[Repealed]
Section 200
[Repealed]
Part V
Reporting [Repealed]
Section 210
[Repealed]
Section 220
[Repealed]
Part VI
General Program Requirements Related to MS4s and Land-Disturbing Activities [Repealed]
Section 300
[Repealed]
Section 310
[Repealed]
Section 320
[Repealed]
Section 330
[Repealed]
Section 340
[Repealed]
Section 350
[Repealed]
Part VII
State Permit Applications [Repealed]
Section 360
[Repealed]
Section 365
[Repealed]
Section 370
[Repealed]
Section 380
[Repealed]
Section 390
[Repealed]
Section 400
[Repealed]
Section 410
[Repealed]
Section 420
[Repealed]
Part VIII
State Permit Conditions [Repealed]
Section 430
[Repealed]
Section 440
[Repealed]
Section 450
[Repealed]
Section 460
[Repealed]
Section 470
[Repealed]
Section 480
[Repealed]
Section 490
[Repealed]
Part IX
Public Involvement [Repealed]
Section 500
[Repealed]
Section 510
[Repealed]
Section 520
[Repealed]
Section 530
[Repealed]
Section 540
[Repealed]
Section 550
[Repealed]
Section 555
[Repealed]
Section 556
[Repealed]
Section 557
[Repealed]
Section 560
[Repealed]
Section 570
[Repealed]
Section 580
[Repealed]
Section 590
[Repealed]
Section 600
[Repealed]
Part X
Transfer, Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, and Termination of State Permits [Repealed]
Section 610
[Repealed]
Section 620
[Repealed]
Section 630
[Repealed]
Section 640
[Repealed]
Section 650
[Repealed]
Part XI
Enforcement of State Permits [Repealed]
Section 660
[Repealed]
Part XII
Miscellaneous [Repealed]
Section 670
[Repealed]
Section 680
[Repealed]
Section 690
[Repealed]
Part XIII
Fees [Repealed]
Section 700
[Repealed]
Section 720
[Repealed]
Section 730
[Repealed]
Section 740
[Repealed]
Section 750
[Repealed]
Section 760
[Repealed]
Section 770
[Repealed]
Section 780
[Repealed]
Section 790
[Repealed]
Section 800
[Repealed]
Section 810
[Repealed]
Section 820
[Repealed]
Section 825
[Repealed]
Section 830
[Repealed]
FORMS
[Repealed]
DIBR
[Repealed]
Chapter 875
Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management RegulationRead all
Part I
Definitions and Applicability for Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Programs and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Programs
Section 10
General
Section 20
Definitions
Section 30
Applicability of Incorporated by References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Part II
Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program
Article 1
Definitions, Purpose, and Applicability
Section 40
Definitions
Section 50
Purpose
Section 60
Applicability
Article 2
Land-Disturbing Activities
Section 70
Regulated Land-Disturbing Activities
Section 80
Land-Disturbing Activities in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area
Section 90
Activities Not Required to Comply with the Vesma
Article 3
Programs Operated by a VESMP Authority
Section 100
Criteria for Programs Operated by a Vesmp Authority
Section 110
Plan Review Requirements
Section 120
Plan Review Coordination with the Department
Section 130
Long-Term Maintenance of Stormwater Management Facilities
Section 140
Inspections
Section 150
Enforcement
Section 160
Hearings
Section 170
Variances and Exceptions
Section 180
Reports and Recordkeeping
Article 4
Authorization and Review Procedures for VESMPs
Section 190
Review and Evaluation of Vesmps
Article 5
VSMP Operated by the Department
Section 200
Criteria for a VSMP
Part III
Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program
Section 210
Definitions
Section 220
Purpose
Section 230
Applicability
Section 240
Criteria for Determining Status of Land-Disturbing Activity
Section 250
Regulated Land-Disturbing Activities
Section 260
Land-Disturbing Activities in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas
Section 270
State Agency Land-Disturbing Activities
Section 280
Activities Not Required to Comply with the Escl
Section 290
Criteria for Programs Operated by a Vescp Authority
Section 300
Plan Review Requirements
Section 310
Plan Review Coordination with the Department for Solar Projects
Section 320
Long-Term Maintenance of Stormwater Management Facilities
Section 330
Inspections
Section 340
Enforcement
Section 350
Variances
Section 360
Vescp Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements
Section 370
Review and Evaluation of Vescps
Part IV
Certification of VESCP, VSMP, and VESMP Personnel
Section 380
Purpose
Section 390
Applicability
Section 400
Certificates and Certifications
Section 410
Eligibility Requirements
Section 420
Classification Acknowledgment for the Purposes of Program Compliance Reviews
Section 430
Certification Program Fees
Section 440
Examination
Section 450
Reserved
Section 460
Discipline for Certified Personnel
Part V
Criteria and Requirements for Regulated Land-Disturbing Activities
Article 1
Administrative Criteria
Section 470
Applicability
Section 480
Applicability of Other Laws and Regulations; Time Limits on Applicability of Approved Design Criteria
Section 490
Grandfathering
Section 500
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Requirements
Section 510
Stormwater Management Plan Requirements
Section 520
Pollution Prevention Plans
Section 530
Applying for Permit Coverage
Section 535
Long-Term Maintenance of Stormwater Management Facilities
Article 2
Soil Erosion Requirements
Section 540
Applicability
Section 550
Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Requirements
Section 560
Erosion and Sediment Control Criteria, Techniques, and Methods: Minimum Standards
Article 3
Water Quantity and Water Quality Technical Criteria
Section 570
Applicability
Section 580
Water Quality Design Criteria Requirements
Section 590
Water Quality Compliance
Section 600
Water Quantity
Section 610
Offsite Compliance Options
Section 620
Design Storms and Hydrologic Methods
Section 630
Stormwater Harvesting
Section 640
Linear Development Projects
Section 650
Stormwater Management Impoundment Structures or Facilities
Section 660
Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plans
Article 4
Water Quantity and Water Quality Technical Criteria for Grandfathered Projects and Time Limits of Applicability Projects
Section 670
Definitions
Section 680
Applicability
Section 690
General
Section 700
Water Quality
Section 710
Stream Channel Erosion
Section 720
Flooding
Section 730
Regional (Watershed-Wide) Stormwater Management Plans
Article 5
Criteria for Land-Disturbing Activities in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas
Section 740
Land-Disturbing Activities in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas
Section 750
Land-Disturbing Activities in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas in Rural Tidewater Localities
Article 6
Additional Criteria and Requirements for Land-Disturbing Activities by State Agencies and Federal Entities
Section 760
Soil Erosion Control and Stormwater Management for Land-Disturbing Activities
Section 770
State Agency Land-Disturbing Activities
Section 780
Stormwater Management Permit Applications
Section 790
Maintenance and Inspections
Section 800
Reporting on Stormwater Management
Section 810
Technical Criteria and Requirements for State or Federal Projects
Part VI
Standards and Specifications Program
Section 820
Applicability
Section 830
Standards and Specifications for State Agencies, Federal Entities, and Other Specified Entities
Section 840
Reserved
Part VII
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permits
Article 1
Definitions
Section 850
Definitions
Article 2
General Program Requirements Related to MS4s and Land-Disturbing Activities
Section 860
Exclusions
Section 870
Prohibitions
Section 880
Effect of a Permit
Section 890
Continuation of Expiring Permits
Section 900
Confidentiality of Information
Section 910
Guidance Documents
Article 3
Permit Applications
Section 920
Application for a Permit
Section 930
Permit Rationale
Section 940
Signatories to Permit Applications and Reports
Section 950
Stormwater Discharges
Section 960
Effluent Sampling Procedures
Section 970
Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems
Section 980
General Permits
Section 990
New Sources and New Discharges
Article 4
Permit Conditions
Section 1000
Conditions Applicable to All Permits
Section 1010
Additional Conditions Applicable to Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permits
Section 1020
Establishing Permit Conditions
Section 1030
Establishing Limitations, Standards, and Other Permit Conditions
Section 1040
Calculating Permit Conditions
Section 1050
Duration of Permits
Section 1060
Schedules of Compliance
Article 5
Public Involvement
Section 1070
Draft Permits
Section 1080
Statement of Basis
Section 1090
Fact Sheet
Section 1100
Public Notice of Draft Permit Actions and Public Comment Period
Section 1110
Public Comments and Requests for Public Hearings
Section 1120
Public Hearings
Section 1130
Criteria for Requesting and Granting a Public Hearing in a Permit Action
Section 1140
Controversial Permits
Section 1150
Controversial Permits Reporting
Section 1160
Response to Comments
Section 1170
Conditions Requested by the Corps of Engineers and Other Government Agencies
Section 1180
Decisions on Variances
Section 1190
Appeals of Variances
Section 1200
Computation of Time
Article 6
Transfer, Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, and Termination of Permits
Section 1210
Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, or Termination of Permits
Section 1220
Transfer of Permits
Section 1230
Modification or Revocation and Reissuance of Permits
Section 1240
Minor Modifications of Individual Permits
Section 1250
Termination of Permits
Article 7
Enforcement of Permits
Section 1260
Enforcement
Article 8
Miscellaneous
Section 1270
Transition
Section 1280
Operators Shall Comply with the Electronic Reporting Requirements Set Forth in Part XI of 9VAC25-31
Part VIII
Fees
Section 1290
Purpose
Section 1300
Authority
Section 1310
Applicability
Section 1320
Exemptions
Section 1330
Due Dates for Permits
Section 1340
Method of Payment
Section 1350
Incomplete and Late Payments
Section 1360
Deposit and Use of Fees
Section 1370
General
Section 1380
Fee Schedules for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System New Permit Issuance
Section 1390
Fee Schedules for Major Modification of Ms4 Individual Permits Requested by the Operator
Section 1400
Fees for Individual Permit or Coverage under the General Permit of Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities
Section 1410
Fees for the Modification or Transfer of Individual Permits or of Registration Statements for the General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities
Section 1420
Permit Maintenance Fees
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-875)
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-875)
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-875)
Chapter 880
General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction ActivitiesRead all
Section 1
Definitions
Section 10
Purpose
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Effective Date of General Permit
Section 30
Authorization to Discharge
Section 40
Delegation of Authorities to State and Local Programs
Section 50
Registration Statement
Section 60
Termination of General Permit Coverage
Section 70
General Permit
Section 80
[Repealed]
Section 82
[Repealed]
Section 84
[Repealed]
Section 86
[Repealed]
Section 88
[Repealed]
Section 90
[Repealed]
Section 100
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-880)
Chapter 890
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (Ms4s)Read all
Section 1
Definitions
Section 10
Purpose;Effective Date of the State Permit
Section 15
Applicability of Incorporated References Based on the Dates That They Became Effective
Section 20
Authorization to Discharge
Section 30
Registration Statement
Section 40
General Permit
Section 50
[Repealed]
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-890)
Chapter 900
Certification of Nonpoint Source Nutrient CreditsRead all
Part I
Definitions
Section 10
Definitions
Part II
General Information
Section 20
[Repealed]
Section 30
Purpose and Applicability
Section 40
Relationship to Other Laws and Regulations
Section 50
Appeal Process
Section 60
Limitations, Liability, and Prohibitions
Section 70
[Reserved]
Part III
Administrative and Technical Criteria
Section 80
Procedure for Application for Certification of Nutrient Credits
Section 90
Nutrient Credit Release and Registration
Section 91
Exchange of Credits
Section 100
Establishing Baseline
Section 110
Credit Calculation Procedures
Section 120
Implementation Plan
Section 130
Signature Requirements
Part IV
Compliance and Enforcement
Section 140
Inspections and Information to Be Furnished
Section 150
Recordkeeping and Reporting
Section 160
Enforcement and Penalties
Section 170
Suspension of Credit Exchange
Section 180
Nutrient Credit Certification Transfer, Modification, Revocation and Reissuance, or Termination
Part V
Fees
Section 190
Purpose and Applicability of Fees
Section 200
Determination of Application Fee Amount
Section 210
Payment of Application Fees
Section 220
Application Fee Schedule
Part VI
Financial Assurance
Section 230
Financial Assurance Applicability
Section 240
Suspension of Nutrient Credit Exchange
Section 250
Cost Estimates for Perpetual and Term Credit Nutrient Credit-Generating Projects
Section 260
Financial Assurance Requirements for Term Credits
Section 270
Financial Assurance Requirements for Perpetual Credits
Section 280
Allowable Financial Mechanisms
Section 290
Trust
Section 300
Surety Bond
Section 310
Letter of Credit
Section 320
Certificate of Deposit
Section 330
Insurance
Section 340
Incapacity of Financial Providers or Owner
Section 350
Wording of the Financial Assurance Mechanism
DIBR
Documents Incorporated by Reference (9VAC25-900)
Chapter 910
General Permit for Use of Surficial Aquifer on the Eastern ShoreRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Information Requirements
Section 30
Purpose
Section 40
Delegation of Authority
Section 50
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 60
Authorization to Withdraw Groundwater from the Surficial Aquifer of the Eastern Shore
Section 70
Reasons to Deny Coverage
Section 80
Application
Section 90
General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-910)
Chapter 920
General Permit for the Use of Irrigation Withdrawals from the Surficial Aquifer Greater Than 300,000 Gallons in Any One MonthRead all
Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Information Requirements
Section 30
Purpose
Section 40
Reserved
Section 50
Effective Date of the Permit
Section 60
Authorization to Withdrawal Groundwater from the Surficial Aquifer of a Groundwater Management Area
Section 70
Reasons to Deny Coverage
Section 80
Exclusions
Section 90
Application
Section 100
General Permit
FORMS
Forms (9VAC25-920)

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