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Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
State Water Control Board
chapter
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 31]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
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.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [000910]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
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: emdaub@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4111    FAX: (804)698-4032