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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:
IFR - Chapter 252 of the 2011 Acts of Assembly Re: DMME
 
General Information
Action Summary This final exempt regulatory action is being taken to implement Chapter 252 of the 2011 Acts of Assembly. The regulation is being amended to remove references to the delegation of authority from the State Water Control Board to the Director to the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy to issue permits related to coal surface mining. The statute was recently revised to clarify that the Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy has the authority to issue VPDES permits for coal surface mining operations. This regulatory change does not impact the current process that is used to issue VPDES permits to coal surface mining operations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A 4 a of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [002851]
Associated Mandates Coal surface mining operations; national pollutant discharge elimination system permits.
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
5930 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/28/2011.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: melissa.porterfield@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4238    FAX: (804)698-4346    TDD: ()-