Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendment of the VPDES Permit Regulation Regarding 316(b) of the Clean Water Act
General Information
Action Summary The existing regulation establishes the procedures and requirements to be followed in connection with VPDES permits issued by the Board pursuant to the Clean Water Act and State Water Control Law. The specific sections of the permit regulation to be removed or amended relate specifically to federal regulations at 40 CFR 122.21 (r)(1)(ii), 122.21(r)(5) and 125.90 (a), (c) and (d) and 125.91 - 99 which were suspended on July 9, 2007. These regulations relate to requirements for cooling water intake structures at Phase II existing facilities. The Phase II regulation addressed existing power utilities that use a cooling water intake structure to withdraw cooling water from waters of the United States at a rate of 50 million gallons per day (MGD) or greater. This final exempt action reflects the federally published suspension of these rules.
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 Yes  [000910]
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
4316 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/14/2007.
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)698-4032