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Stormwater Management Regulations [4 VAC 50 ‑ 60]
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Chapter Information
Description The Stormwater Management Regulations specify minimum technical criteria and administrative procedures for stormwater management programs which local goverments are authorized to adopt to achieve the effective control of precipitation runoff from land development projects. These regulations also establish minimum technical criteria and administrative procedures that apply to land development projects that are conducted by state agencies.
State Authority § 10.1-107 and § 1-1.603.4 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
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 None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: David C. Dowling  / Policy and Planning Director
Address: 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: david.dowling@dcr.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-2291    FAX: (804)786-6141    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend and Reissue the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small MS4s Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2013.
Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit Regulations Exempt Amendments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Amend Parts I, II, and III of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Permit Regulations to address water quality and quantity and local stormwater management program criteria. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/13/2011.
Amendments to statewide permit fee schedule and to improve the administration and implementation of fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/3/2010.
Amend the General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities found in Part XIV of the Virginia Stormwater Management Permit Program Regulations and its associated definitions found in Part I of those Regulations. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/13/2009.
Amend the regulations related to the General Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems and the associated definitions and forms. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/9/2008.
Amend the Stormwater Management Regulations to consolidate Virginia's stormwater management programs within the Department of Conservation and Recreation and to transfer oversight responsibilities to the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2005.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish water quality criteria for new development activities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 12/30/2011 after the comment period had ended.