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General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Non-Contact Cooling Water Discharges of 50,000 Gallons Per Day or Less [9 VAC 25 ‑ 196]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes a general permit governing the point source discharge of cooling water to surface waters.
State Authority Section (62.1-44.15 )10 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 402 of the Clean Water Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 122, 123 and 124
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
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 establish consistent procedures and requirements for the issuance of VPDES permits to discharge pollutants from cooling water sources in order to effectuate the proper and comprehensive protection of state waters.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Burton Tuxford 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: burton.tuxford@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4086    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: (804)698-4021
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend and Reissue Non-Contact Cooling Water Discharges VPDES General Permit Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/2/2013.
Technical Amendments to the General VPDES Permit for Non-Contact Cooling Water Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/11/2008.
Amend General VPDES Permit for Non-Contact Cooling Water Discharges of 50,000 Gallons Per Day or Less Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/6/2008.
General VPDES Permit for Cooling Water Discharges - Reissuance Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/2/2003.