Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Management Planning Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 720]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Wasteload Allocations - July 2017 Adoption
Action 4870
General Information
Action Summary The amendments to the state’s Water Quality Management Planning Regulation (9 VAC 25-720) include revising seven existing TMDL waste load allocations and adding twelve new TMDL waste load allocations in the James River Basin (9 VAC 25-720-60.A), two new TMDL waste load allocations in the Chowan River – Dismal Swamp River Basin (9 VAC 25-720-100.A), and two revised TMDL waste load allocations in the Chesapeake Bay – Small Coastal-Eastern Shore River Basin (9 VAC 25-720-110.A). The TMDLs were developed in accordance with Federal Regulations (40 CFR § 130.7) and are exempt from the provisions of Article II of the Virginia Administrative Process Act. The TMDL reports were subject to the TMDL public participation process and the waste load allocations are adopted as part of 9 VAC 25-720 in accordance with Virginia’s “Public Participation Procedures for Water Quality Management Planning”.
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: 2.2-4006 A 14 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005223]
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
8003 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/20/2017.
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.