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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Ground Water Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 280]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes standards of quality for ground water.
State Authority Section 62.1-44.15 (3 a) and 62.1-44.15 (10 ) 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 None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Kudlas 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4456    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt CH 280 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
Water Quality Standards Triennial Review Amendments (Effective Date: Feb. 12, 2004) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/12/2004.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adoption of Ground Water Standards

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/27/2022 Completed Retain As Is
7/2/2018 Completed Retain As Is