Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Protection of Eastern Shore Tidal Waters for Clams and Oysters
Action 2425
General Information
Action Summary The proposed action will include a new designation of “Aquaculture Enhancement Zones” on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and narrative criteria to provide additional protection to these waters that are used or could reasonably be used for shellfish aquaculture or to support aquaculture by requiring applicants to demonstrate that practicable alternatives to discharging pollutants to the listed waters have been evaluated and that the proposed discharge is the alternative that produces the least environmental impact.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000783]
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
4240 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/30/2007.
4677 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/20/2009.
5071 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/20/2009.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore M. Daub 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4111    FAX: (804)698-4116    TDD: ()-