Vol. 37 Iss. 5 - October 26, 2020

Chapter 260
Notice of Effective Date

Title of Regulation: 9VAC25-260. Water Quality Standards (amending 9VAC25-260-155).

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq.); 40 CFR 131.

Effective Date: October 13, 2020.

On December 13, 2018, the State Water Control Board adopted revisions to the water quality standards in 9VAC25-260-155. These revisions relate to water quality criteria and other policies related to water quality. The amendments were published in final form on June 22, 2020, in Volume 36, Issue 22 of the Virginia Register of Regulations (VA.R. 36:22 2341-2358) to be effective upon filing notice of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval with the Registrar of Regulations. The State Water Control Board received EPA approval by letter dated October 6, 2020, and filed notice with the Registrar.

Copies are available online at; by contacting David Whitehurst telephone toll free at 1-800-592-5482, ext. 4121 or local at 804-698-4121; by written request to P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218; or by email request to

Agency Contact: David Whitehurst, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4121, FAX (804) 698-4032, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R20-5530; Filed October 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m.