Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Management Plans [9 VAC 25 ‑ 572]    (Repealed)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Metropolitan/regional water quality management plans for the Accomack-Northampton, Central Shenandoah, Central Virginia, Cumberland Plateau, LENOWISCO, Lord Fairfax, Mount Rogers, New River Valley, Piedmont, Rappahannock-Rapidan, Richmond, Southside, Thomas Jefferson and West Piedmont Planning Districts.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ) and 62.1-44.15 (13 ) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Clean Water Act
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 and recommendations for pollution control measures 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Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basins Water Quality Management Plan - Repeal NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/10/2000 before DPB completed its review.