Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Order Declaring the Eastern Shore of Virginia - Accomack and Northampton Counties - as a Critical Ground Water Area (See 9VAC25-600) [9 VAC 25 ‑ 620]    (Repealed)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes a ground water management area composed of the counties of Accomack and Northampton. [Note, this groundwater management area was incorporated into 9VAC25-600.]
State Authority Sections 62.1-245 - 62.1-270 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 To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To minimize the impacts of new permitted withdrawals on pre-existing ground water users to be measured by the number of documented reports of unmitigated impacts on existing ground water users attributable to permitted withdrawals.

To preserve existing high quality ground water for future beneficial uses to be measured by the number of documented reports of ground water quality declines (specifically increases in chloride concentrations) at permitted withdrawal sites with ground water quality monitoring requirements.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Scott Kudlas 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4456    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: (804)698-4021
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Include the counties of Accomack and Northampton in the Eastern Virginia Ground Water and Repeal 620 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/10/2013.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
5/17/2013 Agency Completed Retain As Is