TITLE 9. ENVIRONMENT
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 9VAC25-193, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(VPDES) Permit for Concrete Products Facilities. The purpose of the
proposed action is to amend and reissue the existing general permit that
expires on September 30, 2018. The general permit will establish limitations
and monitoring requirements for point source discharge of treated wastewaters
from concrete products facilities to surface waters to maintain water quality.
This regulatory action is necessary for existing and new concrete products
permittees to be covered under this general permit regulation.
In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and § 2.2-4007.1
of the Code of Virginia, the agency is conducting a periodic review and small
business impact review of this regulation to determine whether this regulation
should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment
is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including
whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health,
safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental
functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner
consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; (iii) is designed to
achieve its intended objective in the most efficient, cost-effective manner;
(iv) is clearly written and easily understandable; and (v) overlaps,
duplicates, or conflicts with federal or state law or regulation. Public
comment is also sought on whether technology, economic conditions, or other
factors have changed in the area affected by the regulation since the last
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: March 8, 2017.
Agency Contact: Elleanore M. Daub, Department of
Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,
telephone (804) 698-4111, FAX (804) 698-4032, or email
VA.R. Doc. No. R17-5019; Filed January 11, 2017, 1:23 p.m.