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Mandate 18

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Confined Animal Feeding Operations - VPDES Program
Purpose of legislation
Authorizes the State Water Control Board to promulgate regulations requiring VPDES permits for confined animal feeding operation to the extent necessary to comply with ยง 402 of the federal Clean Water Act. Larger confined animal feeding operations will be covered under Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits as opposed to a General Virginia Pollutant Abatement permits. A statutory conformity amendment may be possible and will be timed so that the federal implementation mandate coincides with finalization of the related general permits.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 0375 (2003)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 25 - 31 : Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 1606: Amendment to Conform to Federal Regulation Amendments on CAFOs
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 4/18/2005
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