Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality

General Notice
Informal comment period on DRAFT 2022 Groundwater Withdrawal Permit Manual
Date Posted: 1/4/2023
Expiration Date: 2/17/2023
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
No comment forum defined for this notice.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is releasing the draft 2022 Groundwater Withdrawal Permit Manual for informal public comment. DEQ’s Office of Water Supply and Office of Water Withdrawal Permitting have recently completed the 2022 Groundwater Permit Manual to provide permit writing staff with detailed guidance to promote timely review of groundwater withdrawal applications and understanding of permit submission requirements by the regulated community. In addition, DEQ staff has developed groundwater application checklists for Individual Permits and the two (2) newly effective General Permits. This informal comment period will be followed by a 30-day formal comment period published in the Virginia Register.


The draft guidance can be found at:


DEQ is accepting written comments on this draft guidance until February 17, 2023. Comments may be submitted to:

Contact Information
Name / Title: 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
PO Box 1105
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)432-3581    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-