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Tank Vessel Oil Discharge Contingency Plan and Financial Responsibility Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 101]
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Chapter Information
Description Provide guidance for the development of tank vessel contingency plans and establish requirements for financial responsibility on the part of operators of tank vessels transporting or transferring oil as cargo upon state waters.
State Authority Sections (62.1-44.15 )10 , :62.1-44.34 16 and :62.1-44.34 21 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To protect the environment from discharges of oil from vessels by establishing procedures and requirements for operators to respond to the threat of an oil discharge and contain, clean up and mitigate a discharge within the shorest feasible time, as well as demonstrate adequate financial responsibility to cover the costs of clean up and the liabilities for damages specified in the law.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Russell P. Ellison 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4269    FAX: (804)698-4266    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update to Conform to Statutory Requirements, Clarify Requirements and Remove Obsolete Section Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/30/2015.
Amendment to Update DEQ Mailing Address Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/6/2012.
Amendment to conform to 2004 Acts of Assembly. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/3/2004.