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Regulation for Nutrient Enriched Waters and Dischargers within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed [9 VAC 25 ‑ 40]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Provides for the control of discharges of nutrients from point source discharges affecting waters that have been designated "nutrient enriched waters" in the Water Quality Standards (9 VAC 25-260-5 et seq.).
State Authority Sections 62.1-44.15 (10 ), 62.1-44.15 (3 a) and 62.1-44.15 (14 ) of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 303 of the Clean Water Act
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 decrease or have no significant increase in the quantity of nuisance algae or aquatic plants found in waters designated nutrient enriched.
Meetings See all meetings (2) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Allan Brockenbrough 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)836-2321    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment to Policy Addressing Total Nitrogen and Phosphorus Limitations for Certain Permits within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - This stage only 9 VAC 25-720-60 and 120
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/11/2006.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
12/22/2021 Completed Retain As Is
7/13/2001 Completed Retain As Is