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Department of Environmental Quality
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State Water Control Board
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Designated Ground Water Management Areas [9 VAC 25 ‑ 600]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Action:
Include the counties of Accomack and Northampton in the Eastern Virginia Ground Water and Repeal 620
 
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action amends the Eastern Virginia Ground Water Management Area Regulation to include the two localities previously listed in the Order Declaring the Eastern Shore of Virginia- Accomack and Northampton Counties- as a Critical Ground Water Area. The title of the Eastern Virginia Ground Water Management Area Regulation is also being revised to reflect that there are multiple designated groundwater management areas. The new title of the regulation is the Designated Ground Water Management Areas Regulation. The counties of Accomack and Northampton are being included in the Eastern Virginia Ground Water Management Area regulations. The Eastern Virginia Ground Water Management Area regulation now designates Accomack and Northampton Counties as being part of the Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area. The Order Declaring the Eastern Shore of Virginia- Accomack and Northampton Counties- as a Critical Ground Water Area is being repealed. This will list all localities that are required to comply with the Ground Water Withdrawal Regulations in a single regulation. As part of this regulatory action, the Order Declaring the Eastern Shore of Virginia- Accomack and Northampton Counties- as a Critical Ground Water Area will be repealed.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 25-600 Designated Ground Water Management Areas Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 25 - 620 [Repealed] Order Declaring the Eastern Shore of Virginia - Accomack and Northampton Counties - as a Critical Ground Water Area (See 9VAC25-600)
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [003601]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6637 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/10/2013.
 
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: (804)698-4021