Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Water Quality Standards [9 VAC 25 ‑ 260]
Water Quality Standards Triennial Review Amendments (Effective Date: Feb. 12, 2004)
Action 739
General Information
Action Summary The subject matter of the rulemaking is the inclusion of updated numerical and narrative criteria, use designations and other policies contained in the Water Quality Standards. In addition, this rulemaking will move the ground water standards to a new chapter (9 VAC 25-280).
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 25-260 Water Quality Standards Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 25 - 280 Ground Water Standards
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
1035 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/22/2001.
1595 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/01/2002.
2211 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/12/2004.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elleanore Daub 
Address: Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4111    TDD: (804)698-4021