Vol. 27 Iss. 9 - January 03, 2011

Chapter 740
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 the following regulation: 9VAC25-740, Water Reclamation and Reuse Regulation. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend the Water Reclamation and Reuse Regulation that became effective October 1, 2008, to address changes to the regulation that have been identified by both the Department of Environmental Quality and the public that would improve the State Water Control Board's ability to implement a more effective water reclamation and reuse regulatory program. Two items that will be addressed among other changes to improve implementation of the regulation are (i) the inflexibility of the regulation to accept deviations from design or operational requirements that may discourage projects capable of producing or distributing reclaimed water suitable for reuse in a manner protective of the environment and public health; and (ii) the lack of provisions to authorize temporary water reclamation and reuse without a permit during periods of significant drought to conserve potable water supply.

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.

Public Comment Deadline: February 14, 2011.

Agency Contact: Valerie Rourke, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4158, TTY (804) 698-4021, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-2622; Filed December 10, 2010, 1:40 p.m.