Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins Water Quality Management Plan [9 VAC 25 ‑ 480]    (Repealed)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Water quality management plan for the Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins. Water quality management plans include information on dischargers, identification of wastewater treatment needs, implementation measures, etc.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ) and 62.1-44.15 (13 ) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Sections 208 and 303 of the Clean Water Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 130 and 131
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To identify areas having water quality problems and propose alternative solutions for pollution control meausres needed to attain water quality standards.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield  / Board Coordinator
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4238    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adoption of Water Quality Management Planning Regulation and repeal of WQM Plans (9 VAC 25-420, 430,440, 450, 452, 460, 470, 480, 490, 500, 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 570, 572 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/23/2003.
Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins Water Quality Management Plan - Repeal NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/10/2000 before DPB completed its review.