Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Procedural Rule No. 1 - Public and Formal Hearing Procedures [9 VAC 25 ‑ 230]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Sets forth the administrative procedures to be followed by the State Water Control Board and the Department of Environmental Quality staff for the conduct of public and formal hearings.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ) and 62.1-44.15 (7 ) 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 establish consistent procedures for the review of requests for and the conduct of public and formal hearings.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Porterfield  / Board Coordinator
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4238    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Final Exempt Action for Chapter 348 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2013.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/1/2019 Agency Completed Amend
7/24/2001 Agency Completed Retain As Is