Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Surface Water Management Area Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 220]
|Description||Establishes the process for designation of a surface water management area and criteria for issuing, modifying, revoking or denying a permit in order to protect beneficial uses during periods of drought.|
|State Authority||Section 62.1-242 et seq . of the Code of Virginia|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.|
|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 protect the beneficial uses of the stsreams of the Commonwealth by identifying areas that may be impacted by low flows during drought periods and by designating those areas as Surface Water Management Areas.
To provide a coordinated approach in managing and allocating the limited surface water resources of the Commonwealth during periods of low flow.
To ensure that water supply sources are protected and managed wisely.
|Name / Title:||Scott Kudlas|
1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
|Telephone:||(804)698-4456 FAX: (804)698-4032 TDD: ()-|