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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Resources Policy [9 VAC 25 ‑ 390]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Statement of broad water resource management principle providing guidance to staff in preparing water resource management plans and advising or commenting on water resource projects.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ) and 62.1-44.36 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
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 provide guidance to agency staff in preparing water resources management plans, advising on the adequacy and desirability of water resources projects, authorizing specific water resource projects or in commenting on projects which affect water resources.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Kudlas 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1104
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4456    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt CH 390 Changes in Response to 2022 Board Bill
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/24/2022).

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Exempt action to correct a citation and the name of the Ground Water Management Act
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/04/2020.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/11/2019 Completed Amend
5/17/2013 Completed Retain As Is