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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Fees for Permits and Certificates [9 VAC 25 ‑ 20]
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Amendments Related to Industrial Wastes to Address 2015 Legislation – Fees for Local Monitoring and Testing
General Information
Action Summary 2015 House Bill 1364 and Senate Bill 1413 contained language to allow localities to adopt ordinances establishing a local monitoring program to test and monitor the land application of solid and semisolid industrial waste. The Bills also required the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations imposing a fee of $5.00 per dry ton on the generators of solid or semisolid industrial waste land applied and establish necessary procedures for managing the funds. The Fees for Permits and Certificates regulation (9VAC25-20) is being revised to incorporate a fee of $5.00, beginning January 1, 2016, on each dry ton of solid or semisolid industrial waste that is land applied, and establishes procedures for collecting the fees; depositing them into the sludge management fund and dispersing them to localities for the monitoring and testing of solid or semisolid industrial wastes. The VPDES Permit Regulation and the VPA Permit Regulation are being revised to modify definitions and include new definitions specific to industrial wastes and address local enforcement regarding the land application of industrial wastes.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 25-20 Fees for Permits and Certificates Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 25 - 31 Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 25 - 32 Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Chapters 104 and 677, 2015 Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [004408]
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
7351 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William K. Norris 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
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Phone: (804)698-4022    FAX: (804)698-4347    TDD: ()-