Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Designation of Several Waters in the Shenandoah National Park as Exceptional State Waters [ EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 29, 2005]
Action 1428
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendment to the Antidegradation Policy, part of the state’s Water Quality Standards, would designate portions of Big Run, Doyles River, East Branch Naked Creek, East Hawksbill Creek, Jeremys Run, North Fork Thornton River, and Piney River for special protection as Exceptional State Waters.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
2578 NOIRA Stage complete. No comment period held.
2852 Proposed Stage complete. No comment period held.
3316 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/29/2005.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jean W. Gregory 
Address: Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4113