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Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Facility and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Regulation [9 VAC 25 ‑ 91]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes requirements for registration of facilities and individual ASTs, develops standards and procedures for operators of certain facilities relating to pollution prevention, provides requirements for oil discharge contingency plans, etc.
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ), 62.1-44.34 :15 , 62.1-44.35 :15.1 , 62.1-44.34 :19.1 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 protect the environment and public health and safety from discharges of oil by providing procedures and requirements for registering tanks, developing facility and tank vessel oil discharge contingency plans and establishing pollution prevention standards.
Meetings See all meetings (7) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Russell P. Ellison 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)659-2670    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
9VAC25-91 DMME Name Change and Section Recodification
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/27/2021.
Incorporate Requirements of Chapter 884 (2011) and Clarify Existing Language Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2015.
Amendment of the AST Regulation Proposed Stage withdrawn on 05/16/2003 before DPB completed its review.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
4/10/2019 Completed Retain As Is
6/24/2001 Completed Amend