Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Tank Vessel Oil Discharge Contingency Plan and Financial Responsibility Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 101]
Update to Conform to Statutory Requirements, Clarify Requirements and Remove Obsolete Section
Action 4161
General Information
Action Summary This regulation establishes requirements tank vessels must meet in order to transport oil on state waters. It requires a plan to be developed to address any spill that may occur and establishes financial assurance requirements that vessels must meet to demonstrate that they will be able to fund clean-up of any spill that may occur. This regulatory amendment is needed to update the regulation with state statute, to add clarity to the applicability of the regulation, to correct a statutory citation and to remove an obsolete section.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003922]
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
6919 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/30/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4238    FAX: (804)698-4319    TDD: ()-