Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Reclamation and Reuse Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 740]
Amendment to Water Reclamation and Reuse Reg to promote enhance program implementation
Action 3380
General Information
Action Summary The primary purpose of this regulatory action is to amend the Water Reclamation and Reuse Regulation (9 VAC 25-740-10 et seq.), which became effective October 1, 2008 in to address changes to the regulation that have been identified by both the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the public that would improve the State Water Control Board’s ability to implement a more effective water reclamation and reuse regulatory program. Two items that will be addressed among other changes to improve implementation of the regulation are (i) the inflexibility of the regulation to accept deviations from design or operational requirements that may discourage projects capable of producing or distributing reclaimed water suitable for reuse in a manner protective of the environment and public health; and (ii) the lack provisions to authorize temporary water reclamation and reuse without a permit during periods of significant drought to conserve potable water supply.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002622]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5697 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/14/2011.
5972 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/11/2013.
6511 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/29/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William K. Norris 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4022    FAX: (804)698-4347    TDD: ()-