Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Amendment of Water Quality Standards - Update Certain Criteria and Use Designations (Sections 5, 160-170, 310 & 390 Pub. 6/17/02 - Sections 140 & 155 Pub. 8/12/2002: Effective Date: August 27, 2003
Action 599
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to the water quality standards regulation to include updating surface water criteria for ammonia in freshwater, new alternative indicators for assessing bacterial water quality, updated contact recreational use designations for primary and secondary and/or seasonal uses, etc.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
847 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/08/2001.
1377 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/31/2001.
1764 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on .
1876 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/27/2003.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore Daub 
Address: Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4111