Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Management Planning Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 720]
Amend Sections 50, 60, 70, 110 and 120
Action 4092
General Information
Action Summary In late 2005 the State Water Control Board adopted amendments to the Water Quality Management Planning Regulation (WQMP; 9 VAC 25-720) that set annual total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) Waste Load Allocations (WLAs) for Significant Dischargers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Included in those amendments were numerous footnotes establishing a deadline for certain facilities to secure a Certificate to Operate for expanded design capacity, upon which their WLAs would be based if the deadline was met. Due to passing of the deadline for “footnoted” facilities, as well as several appeals and settlements under the WQMP Regulation, adoption of EPA’s Chesapeake Bay TMDL (Dec. 2010) and reissuance in 2012 of the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Discharge Watershed General Permit (9 VAC 25-820-10, et.seq.), there are several Significant Dischargers that must have their WLAs amended in 9 VAC 25-720. Another revision affecting the Alexandria Sanitation Authority facility (d.b.a. “Alexandria Renew Enterprises”) will make expression of their WLAs consistent with two other facilities that also have combined sewer systems.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003867]
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
6781 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/30/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mark Richards 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4392    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.