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
Pesticide General Permit Amendment and Reissuance
Action 3665
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue 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 permit expires on December 31, 2013 and needs to be reissued so pesticide operators can continue to have coverage in order to apply chemical pesticides that leave a residue in water, and all biological pesticide applications that are made in or over, including near, waters of the United States. This regulatory action is also needed in order to incorporate appropriate changes from the federal NPDES Pesticide General Permit.
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 8 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [003168]
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
6152 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/23/2012.
6504 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/07/2013.
6784 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2014.
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: ()-