Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
[REPEALED] Regulation No. 5 - Control of Pollution From Boats [9 VAC 25 ‑ 70]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Provides for the control of the discharge of sewage and other wastes from boats and other vessels in waters designated "no-discharge zones" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ) and 62.1-44.33 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 312 of the 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 control the discharge of sewage and other wastes from both documented and undocumented boats and vessels on all navigable and nonnavigable waters with the Commonwealth, within boundaries establishes in the Clean Water Act, in order to protect the public health.

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 Regulations Governing the Discharge of Sewage and Other Wastes from Boats Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/12/2003.