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Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board
Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations [RENUMBERED AS 9 VAC25-840] [4 VAC 50 ‑ 30]
This regulation now falls under the Dept. of Environmental Quality. This link takes you directly to the text of the regulation in the Virginia Administrative Code. click here
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations specify minimum statewide standards to achieve the effective control of soil erosion, sediment, depoisition and nonagricultural precipitation runoff resulting from land-disturbing activities. The objective is to prevent the degradation of property, stream channels, waterse and other natural resources in the Commonwealth. Land disturbing activities include, but are not limited to, clearing, grading, excavation and filling of land. These standards provide the basis for local erosion and sediment control programs adopted pursuant to the Erosion and Sediment and Control Law and also apply to land-disturbing activities carried out by state agencies.
State Authority ยง10.1-561. A of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
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 None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa McGee  / Policy and Planning Director
Address: 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-4378    FAX: (804)786-6141    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations Exempt Amendments
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.