Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations [9 VAC 25 ‑ 790]
Amend Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations to include a reporting requirement for all septic systems taken off-line and connected to sewage collection systems - see action summary concerning NOIRA comment period extension
Action 6231
General Information
Action Summary The intent of this regulatory action is to require reporting by wastewater utilities of all septic systems (or other on-site sewage disposal systems) taken off-line and connected to sewage collection systems. The goal of this new regulatory requirement is to ensure a more accurate count of nutrient reductions resulting from septic systems connected to sewer, which will assist with tracking the Commonwealth’s progress towards water quality goals, including Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration goals. The 30 day public comment period on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) for the Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations (9VAC25-790) began September 11, 2023 and ended on October 11, 2023. Due to issues with an email address not receiving comments for part of the comment period, the comment period was extended until December 6, 2023- See the following general notice for more information:
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7661]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
The Commonwealth’s TMDL Phase III WIP (initiative number 53) requires reporting of sewer connections by wastewater utilities.
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
9993 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/11/2023.
10401 Proposed DPB review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erica Duncan 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P. O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)337-5407    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-