Vol. 30 Iss. 23 - July 14, 2014

Chapter 115
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Water Control Board intends to consider amending 9VAC25-115, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for Seafood Processing Facilities. This general permit establishes limitations and monitoring requirements for point source discharges from seafood processing facilities. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue the existing general permit that expires on July 23, 2016.

In addition, this regulation will undergo a periodic review pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and a small business impact review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form.

For purposes of the periodic review, public comment is sought on any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare and is designed to achieve its intended objective in the most efficient, cost-effective manner; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

For purposes of the small business impact review public comment is also requested on the components of this review, which include: (1) the continued need for the regulation; (2) the complexity of the regulation; (3) the extent to the which the regulation overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with federal or state law or regulation; and (5) the length of time since the regulation has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the regulation.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; § 402 of the Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Parts 122, 123, and 124.

Public Comment Deadline: August 13, 2014.

Agency Contact: Elleanore Daub, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4111, FAX (804) 698-4032, TTY (804) 698-4021, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R14-4092; Filed June 24, 2014, 9:50 p.m.