Vol. 33 Iss. 21 - June 12, 2017

Chapter 800
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 9VAC25-800, Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit for Discharges Resulting from the Application of Pesticides to Surface Waters. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue a Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) general permit for discharges from pesticides applied to surface waters to control pests or applied to control pests that are present in or over, including near, surface waters. This permit expires on December 31, 2018, and needs to be reissued so pesticide operators can continue to have coverage in order to apply chemical pesticides that leave a residue in water, and all biological pesticide applications that are made in or over, including near, waters of the United States. In addition, a periodic review and small business impact review of this regulation will be conducted as part of this regulatory action. Please see the agency background document located on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at for the specific details on the conduct of the review.

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.

Public Comment Deadline: July 12, 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. R17-5142; Filed May 23, 2017, 8:03 a.m.