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Waterworks Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 590]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulations protect public drinking water in Virginia and prevent bacteriological, chemical, radiological and physical contamination of drinking water by, among other things, providing appropriate requirements for issuing construction and operation permits for waterworks and establishing effective and appropriate minimum quality standards designed to protect human health.
State Authority 32.1-170
Federal Authority Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended
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 Whether the regulations continue to protect public drinking water in Virginia and to prevent bacteriological, chemical, radiological and physical contamination of drinking water by, among other things, providing appropriate requirements for issuing construction and operation permits for waterworks and establishing effective and appropriate minimum quality standards designed to protect human health.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Robert A. K. Payne  / Compliance Manager
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: rob.payne@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)864-7498    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CH 0590 Amended Waterworks Definitions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/10/2014.
Amend Regulations pertaining to publication of annual Consumer Confidence Report Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/1/2012.
Amendments to achieve compliance with the federal Ground Water Rule regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/7/2011.
Adopt EPA LCR Short-Term Rivisions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/13/2010.
Chronically Noncompliant Waterworks Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/21/2012.
Exempt Action to Adopt ESWTR/Stage 2 (Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts) Rule Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/10/2008.
Emergency management plan for community waterworks Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/18/2006.
Exempt action to bring regulations into conformance with federal law regarding filtration. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/14/2003.
Exempt action to bring regulations in conformance with 2002 federal law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/16/2003.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations to update the definition of waterworks Final Stage withdrawn prior to submitting for AG review.
Ch.590 Require certain permitted waterworks owners to post a bond or deposit funds in escrow NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 3/26/2012 after the comment period had ended.
(i) Exempt action to conform state regulation to federal regulation regarding the CCR rule; and (ii) Exempt action to correct terminology Final Stage withdrawn before submission to the Registrar.