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Chapter 3.1.
State Water Control Law
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  • Article 1.
    General Provisions
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  • § 62.1-44.2
    Short title; purpose
    § 62.1-44.3
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Definitions
    § 62.1-44.3
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Definitions
    § 62.1-44.3:1
    Certified mail; subsequent mail or notices may be sent by regular mail
    § 62.1-44.4
    Control by Commonwealth as to water quality
    § 62.1-44.5
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Prohibition of waste discharges or other quality alterations of state waters except as authorized by permit; notification required
    § 62.1-44.5
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Prohibition of waste discharges or other quality alterations of state waters except as authorized by permit; notification required
    § 62.1-44.6
    Chapter supplementary to existing laws
    § 62.1-44.6:1
    Permit rationale
  • Article 2.2.
    Virginia Water Resources and Wetlands Protection Program
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  • § 62.1-44.15:20
    Virginia Water Protection Permit
    § 62.1-44.15:21
    Impacts to wetlands
    § 62.1-44.15:22
    (For contingent expiration date, see Acts 2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 100) Water withdrawals and preservation of instream flow
    § 62.1-44.15:22
    (For contingent effective date, see Acts 2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 100) Water withdrawals and preservation of instream flow
    § 62.1-44.15:23
    Wetland and stream mitigation banks
    § 62.1-44.15:23.1
    Wetland and Stream Replacement Fund established
  • Article 2.3.
    Stormwater Management Act
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  • § 62.1-44.15:24
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Definitions
    § 62.1-44.15:24
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Definitions
    § 62.1-44.15:25
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Further powers and duties of the State Water Control Board
    § 62.1-44.15:25
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Further powers and duties of the State Water Control Board
    § 62.1-44.15:25.1
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Additional local authority
    § 62.1-44.15:26
    (For repeal date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) State permits
    § 62.1-44.15:26.1
    Termination of Construction General Permit coverage
    § 62.1-44.15:27
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Establishment of Virginia Stormwater Management Programs
    § 62.1-44.15:27
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Virginia Programs for Erosion Control and Stormwater Management
    § 62.1-44.15:27.1
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Virginia Stormwater Management Programs administered by the Board
    § 62.1-44.15:27.2
    Rural Tidewater localities; water quantity technical criteria; tiered approach
    § 62.1-44.15:27.3
    Acceptance of signed and sealed plan in lieu of local plan review
    § 62.1-44.15:27.4
    Department acceptance of plans in lieu of plan review
    § 62.1-44.15:28
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Development of regulations
    § 62.1-44.15:28
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Development of regulations
    § 62.1-44.15:28.1
    Pollutant removal by dredging
    § 62.1-44.15:29
    (For expiration date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Virginia Stormwater Management Fund established
    § 62.1-44.15:29
    (For effective date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Virginia Stormwater Management Fund
    § 62.1-44.15:29.1
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Stormwater Local Assistance Fund
    § 62.1-44.15:29.2
    Stormwater Local Assistance Fund, estimate of requests
    § 62.1-44.15:30
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Education and training programs
    § 62.1-44.15:30
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Training and certification
    § 62.1-44.15:31
    (For expiration date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Annual standards and specifications for state agencies, federal entities, and other specified entities
    § 62.1-44.15:31
    (For effective date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Standards and specifications for state agencies, federal entities, and other specified entities
    § 62.1-44.15:32
    (For repeal date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Duties of the Department
    § 62.1-44.15:33
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Authorization for more stringent ordinances
    § 62.1-44.15:33
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Authorization for more stringent ordinances
    § 62.1-44.15:34
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Regulated activities; submission and approval of a permit application; security for performance; exemptions
    § 62.1-44.15:34
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Regulated activities; submission and approval of a permit application; security for performance; exemptions
    § 62.1-44.15:35
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Nutrient credit use and additional offsite options for construction activities
    § 62.1-44.15:35
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Nutrient credit use and additional offsite options for construction activities
    § 62.1-44.15:36
    Repealed
    § 62.1-44.15:37
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Monitoring, reports, investigations, inspections, and stop work orders
    § 62.1-44.15:37
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Notices to comply and stop work orders
    § 62.1-44.15:37.1
    Inspections; land-disturbing activities of natural gas pipelines; stop work instructions
    § 62.1-44.15:38
    (For repeal date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Department to review VSMPs
    § 62.1-44.15:39
    (For expiration date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Right of entry
    § 62.1-44.15:39
    (For effective date, see Acts 2016, cc. 68 and 758, as amended by Acts 2017, c. 345) Right of entry
    § 62.1-44.15:40
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Information to be furnished
    § 62.1-44.15:40
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Information to be furnished
    § 62.1-44.15:41
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Private rights; liability
    § 62.1-44.15:41
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Liability of common interest communities
    § 62.1-44.15:42
    (Repealed effective July 1, 2024) Enforcement by injunction, etc.
    § 62.1-44.15:43
    (Repealed effective July 1, 2024) Testing validity of regulations; judicial review
    § 62.1-44.15:44
    (Repealed effective July 1, 2024) Right to hearing
    § 62.1-44.15:45
    (Repealed effective July 1, 2024) Hearings
    § 62.1-44.15:46
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Appeals
    § 62.1-44.15:46
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Appeals
    § 62.1-44.15:47
    (Repealed effective July 1, 2024) Appeal to Court of Appeals
    § 62.1-44.15:48
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Penalties, injunctions, and other legal actions
    § 62.1-44.15:49
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Enforcement authority of MS4 localities
    § 62.1-44.15:49
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Enforcement authority of MS4 localities
    § 62.1-44.15:49.1
    MS4 industrial and high-risk programs
    § 62.1-44.15:50
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Cooperation with federal and state agencies
    § 62.1-44.15:50
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Cooperation with federal and state agencies
  • Article 2.4.
    Erosion and Sediment Control Law
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  • § 62.1-44.15:51
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Definitions
    § 62.1-44.15:51
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Definitions
    § 62.1-44.15:51.1
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Applicability
    § 62.1-44.15:52
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program
    § 62.1-44.15:52
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program
    § 62.1-44.15:53
    Certification of program personnel
    § 62.1-44.15:54
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Establishment of Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program
    § 62.1-44.15:54
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program
    § 62.1-44.15:55
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Regulated land-disturbing activities; submission and approval of erosion and sediment control plan
    § 62.1-44.15:55
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Regulated land-disturbing activities; submission and approval of erosion and sediment control plan
    § 62.1-44.15:55.1
    Department review of erosion and sediment control plans for solar projects
    § 62.1-44.15:56
    (Repealed effective July 1, 2024) State agency and federal entity projects
    § 62.1-44.15:56.1
    Department acceptance of plans in lieu of plan review
    § 62.1-44.15:57
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Approved plan required for issuance of grading, building, or other permits; security for performance
    § 62.1-44.15:57
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Approved plan required for issuance of grading, building, or other permits; security for performance
    § 62.1-44.15:58
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Monitoring, reports, and inspections
    § 62.1-44.15:58
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Monitoring, reports, and inspections
    § 62.1-44.15:58.1
    Inspections; land-disturbing activities of natural gas pipelines; stop work instructions
    § 62.1-44.15:59
    Reporting
    § 62.1-44.15:60
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Right of entry
    § 62.1-44.15:60
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Right of entry
    § 62.1-44.15:61
    (Repealed effective July 1, 2024) Cooperation with federal and state agencies
    § 62.1-44.15:62
    Judicial appeals
    § 62.1-44.15:63
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Penalties, injunctions and other legal actions
    § 62.1-44.15:63
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Penalties, injunctions and other legal actions
    § 62.1-44.15:64
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Stop work orders by Department; civil penalties
    § 62.1-44.15:64
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Stop work orders by Board; civil penalties
    § 62.1-44.15:65
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Authorization for more stringent regulations
    § 62.1-44.15:65
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Authorization for more stringent ordinances
    § 62.1-44.15:66
    No limitation on authority of Department of Energy
  • Article 4.
    Regulation of Sewage Discharges
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  • § 62.1-44.18
    Sewerage systems, etc., under supervision of Board and Department of Environmental Quality; Board to regulate design specification and plans
    § 62.1-44.18:1
    Repealed
    § 62.1-44.18:2
    When Board may prohibit discharge; permits
    § 62.1-44.18:3
    Permit for private sewerage facility; financial assurance; violations; waiver of filing
    § 62.1-44.19
    Approval of sewerage systems and sewage treatment works
    § 62.1-44.19:1
    Prohibiting sewage discharge under certain conditions in Virginia Beach
    § 62.1-44.19:2
    Additional requirements on sewage discharge in the Cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach
    § 62.1-44.19:3
    Prohibition on land application, marketing and distribution of sewage sludge without permit; ordinances; notice requirement; fees
    § 62.1-44.19:3.1
    Certification of sewage sludge land applicators
    § 62.1-44.19:3.2
    Local enforcement of sewage sludge regulations
    § 62.1-44.19:3.3
    Septage disposal
    § 62.1-44.19:3.4
    Notification of local governing bodies
  • Article 6.
    Offenses and Penalties
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  • § 62.1-44.31
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Violation of special order or certificate or failure to cooperate with Board
    § 62.1-44.31
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Violation of order or certificate or failure to cooperate with Board
    § 62.1-44.32
    (Effective until July 1, 2024) Penalties
    § 62.1-44.32
    (Effective July 1, 2024) Penalties