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State Water Control Board
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Petition Information
Petition Title Exceptional State Water Designation - Segment of Laurel Fork in Highland County
Date Filed 9/23/2016    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner McChesney Goodall, IV 
Petitioner's Request

Designate a segment of Laurel Fork in Highland County, the majority of which is within the property boundary of Rifle Ridge Farm, LP as Exceptional State Waters.

Agency's Plan

Public comment will be accepted until November 7, 2016. The State Water Control Board will decide whether or not to move forward with the rulemaking at either their last quarterly meeting of 2016 or first quarterly meeting of 2017.

Comment Period Began 10/17/2016    Ended 11/7/2016
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 9/23/2016
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 10/17/2016     Volume: 33  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 12/16/2016
Decision Publication Date Published on: 1/9/2017     Volume: 33  Issue: 10
Agency Decision Summary

The State Water Control Board, at its meeting on December 12, 2016, authorized the Department to initiate a rulemaking to consider amending the Water Quality Standards Regulation (9VAC25-260-30 A 3) to designate the petitioned segment of Laurel Fork as exceptional state waters.  A Notice of Intended Regulatory Action will be submitted early in 2017.

Associated regulatory action Designation of Portion of Laurel Fork in Highland County as Exceptional State Waters
Latest Stage: Proposed

Contact Information
Name / Title: David Whitehurst 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
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