Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Discharges Resulting from the Application of Pesticides to Surface Waters [9 VAC 25 ‑ 800]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
General VPDES Permit for Pesticide Discharges
Action 3261
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to develop and issue a VPDES general permit for discharges from pesticides applied directly to surface waters to control pests, and/or applied to control pests that are present in or over, including near, surface waters. This general permit regulation is needed in order to comply with court ordered requirements for EPA and states to issue NPDES permits for both chemical pesticide applications that leave a residue or excess in water, and all biological pesticide applications that are made in or over, including near, waters of the United States.
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.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A 4 9 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [002390]
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
5500 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/18/2010.
5695 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/27/2010.
5797 Final StageComplete: After suspension, the rulemaking entity elected to make changes in a new Final stage.
5975 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/31/2011.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William K. Norris 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4022    FAX: (804)698-4347    TDD: ()-