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Title Resolving Unpermitted Impacts to Surface Waters with Enforcement Actions
Document ID GM09-2009
Summary In the past, DEQ has sometimes achieved compliance for unpermitted impacts to surface waters by conducting an enforcement action against the responsible party and then engaging in the permit process to authorize the unpermitted activity. This guidance establishes the use of enforcement actions in lieu of permits for unpermitted impacts to surface waters involving environmental harm or ongoing non-compliance. When additional surface water impacts are proposed for a site involving previous unpermitted impacts to surface waters, this guidance requires an independent utility analysis to determine the cumulative impact of the project. This guidance also establishes procedures for using general and individual permits for projects involving previous unpermitted impacts.
Latest Revision 7/28/2009
pdf View document text     Posted On 8/14/2009                 Document on Town Hall

This document applies to the following chapters
[9 VAC 25-210] Virginia Water Protection Permit Regulation


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