GENERAL NOTICES/ERRATA
Vol. 34 Iss. 25 - August 06, 2018

STATE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD

Notice of Periodic Review and Small Business Impact Review

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2018) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the State Air Pollution Control Board is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of 9VAC5-540, Emergency Generator General Permit. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2018).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form.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; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The regulations may be viewed on the DEQ air regulation webpage at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air
/Laws,Regulations,Guidance.aspx
.

The comment period begins August 6, 2018, and ends August 27, 2018. 

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. Comments may also be sent to Gary Graham, Regulatory Analyst, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4103, FAX (804) 698-4319, or email gary.graham@deq.virginia.gov.

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

BOARD OF COUNSELING

Notice of Periodic Review and Small Business Impact Review

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2018) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Counseling is currently reviewing each of the regulations listed below to determine whether the regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. The review of each regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2018).

18VAC115-15, Delegation of Informal Fact-Finding to an Agency Subordinate

18VAC115-20, Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling

18VAC115-50, Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

18VAC115-60, Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to each 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; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins August 6, 2018, and ends September 5, 2018.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. Comments may also be sent to Elaine J. Yeatts, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233.

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

Notice of Periodic Review and Small Business Impact Review

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2018) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Counseling is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of 18VAC115-40, Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2018).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, 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; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins August 6, 2018, and ends September 5, 2018.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. Comments may also be sent to Elaine J. Yeatts, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233.

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Waverly Solar LLC Notice of Intent for Small Renewable Energy Project (Solar) Permit by Rule - Sussex County

Waverly Solar LLC has provided the Department of Environmental Quality with a notice of intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Sussex County. The project is located on approximately 2,000 acres southwest of U.S. Route 460 approximately one to three miles southwest and west of Waverly. The project conceptually consists of approximately 340,056 440-watt alternating current modules across 120.6 megawatt alternating current arrays, providing a facility new capacity of 118 megawatts alternating current.

Contact Information: Mary E. Major, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4423, FAX (804) 698-4319, or email mary.major@deq.virginia.gov.

VIRGINIA LOTTERY

Director's Orders

The following Director's Orders of the Virginia Lottery were filed with the Virginia Registrar of Regulations on July 18, 2018. The orders may be viewed at the Virginia Lottery, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, or at the office of the Registrar of Regulations, 900 East Main Street, 11th Floor, Richmond, Virginia.

Director's Order Number Eighty (18)

Virginia's Computer-Generated Lottery Game Cash4Life® Final Rules for Game Operation (this Director's Order becomes effective on July 24, 2018, fully replaces any and all prior Virginia Lottery Cash4Life® Virginia-specific game rules, and shall remain in full force and effect unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order)

Director's Order Number Eighty-One (18)

Final Rules for Operation: "Subscription Program" for Certain Virginia Lottery Computer-Generated Games (this Director's Order becomes effective on July 24, 2018, fully replaces any and all Virginia Lottery "Subscription Program" Rules, and shall remain in full force and effect unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order)

Director's Order Number Eighty-Two (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play Ultimate 7s Bingo" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Eighty-Three (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play Super 7s Bingo" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Eighty-Six (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play Blackjack Classic" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Eighty-Seven (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play Extreme Crossword" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Eighty-Eight (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play High Stakes Blackjack" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Eighty-Nine (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play Horoscope Crossword" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Ninety (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play Money Bag Crossword" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Ninety-One (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Print 'n Play Platinum Crossword" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective August 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number Ninety-Four (18)

Virginia Lottery's Scratch Game 1904 "Creepy Cash" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective June 18, 2018)

Director's Order Number Ninety-Eight (18)

Virginia Lottery's Scratch Game 1899 "Win Either $100 or $200" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective July 5, 2018)

Director's Order Number One Hundred Five (18)

Certain Virginia Instant Game Lotteries: End of Games.

In accordance with the authority granted by §§ 2.2-4002 B 15 and 58.1-4006 A of the Code of Virginia, I hereby give notice that the following Virginia Lottery scratch games will officially end at midnight on July 16, 2018.

Game 1883

Red Hot 7s (TOP)

Game 1882

Hot 7s

Game 1844

Casino Cheer

Game 1831

Tic Tac Toe

Game 1830

Loose Change

Game 1824

Win Either $50 or $100

Game 1818

5X The Money (TOP)

Game 1810

$5,000,000 Cash Payout

Game 1807

2X The Money (TOP)

Game 1789

$

Game 1781

20X The Money

Game 1776

$50,000 Crossword Tripler

Game 1768

Game Of Riches

Game 1696

In The Money

Game 1664

$1,000,000 Instant Cashout

Game 1602

Money Bag Doubler

Game 1478

$5,000,000 Cash Blowout

Game 1466

$52 Million Cash Spectaular

The last day for Lottery retailers to return for credit unsold tickets from any of these games will be August 27, 2018. The last day to redeem winning tickets for any of these games will be January 12, 2019, 180 days from the declared official end of the game. Claims for winning tickets from any of these games will not be accepted after that date. Claims that are mailed and received in an envelope bearing a postmark of the United States Postal Service or another sovereign nation of January 12, 2019, or earlier, will be deemed to have been received on time. This notice amplifies and conforms to the duly adopted State Lottery Board regulations for the conduct of lottery games.

This order is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours at the Virginia Lottery headquarters, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia and at any Virginia Lottery office. A copy may be requested by mail by writing to: Director's Office, Virginia Lottery, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

This Director's Order becomes effective on July 5, 2018, and shall remain in full force and effect unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order.

Director's Order Number One Hundred Seven (18)

Virginia Lottery's "FY19 eXTRA Chances Promotion" Final Rules for Game Operation (this Director's Order is effective nunc pro tunc to June 25, 2018. It fully replaces Director's Order 79(2018) in order to correct certain typographical errors and provide clarifying language. This Director's Order shall remain in full force and effect through the end Promotion date unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order)

Director's Order Number One Hundred Eight (18)

Virginia's Computer-Generated Lottery Game "Bank A Million" Final Rules for Game Operation (this Director's Order becomes effective on July 17, 2018, fully replaces any and all Virginia Lottery "Bank A Million" Game Rules, and shall remain in full force and effect unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order)

Director's Order Number One Hundred Nine (18)

Virginia Lottery's Computer-Generated Game "Cash 5" Final Rules for Game Operation (this Director's Order becomes effective on July 17, 2018, fully replaces any and all prior Virginia Lottery "Cash 5" game rules, and shall remain in full force and effect unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order)

Director's Order Number One Hundred Ten (18)

Virginia's Computer-Generated Lottery Game "Pick 3" Final Rules for Game Operation (this Director's Order becomes effective on July 17, 2018, fully replaces any and all prior Virginia Lottery "Pick 3" game rules, and shall remain in full force and effect unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order)

Director's Order Number One Hundred Eleven (18)

Virginia's Computer-Generated Lottery Game "Pick 4" Final Rules for Game Operation (this Director's Order becomes effective on July 17, 2018, fully replaces any and all prior Virginia Lottery "Pick 4" game rules, and shall remain in full force and effect unless amended or rescinded by further Director's Order)

Director's Order Number One Hundred Twelve (18)

Virginia Lottery's Scratch Game 1903 "Bingo Multiplier" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective July 17, 2018)

Director's Order Number One Hundred Fourteen (18)

Virginia Lottery's "Game Guy Player Experience Promotion" Final Rules for Game Operation (effective July 25, 2018)

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Notice of Intent to Amend Virginia State Plan for Medical Assistance - Supplemental Payments Pursuant to § 1902(a)(13) of the Social Security Act (USC § 1396a(a)(13))

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) hereby affords the public notice of its intention to amend the Virginia State Plan for Medical Assistance to provide for changes to the Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates - Inpatient Hospital Services (12VAC30-70) and Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates; Other Types of Care (12VAC30-80).

This notice is intended to satisfy the requirements of 42 CFR 447.205 and of § 1902(a)(13) of the Social Security Act, 42 USC § 396a(a)(13). A copy of this notice is available for public review from Karen Cameron, Provider Reimbursement Division, Department of Medical Assistance Services, 600 Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, or via email at karen.cameron@dmas.virginia.gov.

DMAS is specifically soliciting input from stakeholders, providers, and beneficiaries on the potential impact of the proposed changes discussed in this notice. Comments or inquiries may be submitted in writing within 30 days of this notice publication to Ms. Cameron, and such comments are available for review at the same address. Comments may also be submitted in writing on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall public comment forum. This notice is available for public review on the Town Hall on the General Notices page found at https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/generalnotice.cfm.

1. Inpatient supplemental payments for private acute care hospitals. The 2018 Acts of Assembly directs DMAS to provide supplemental inpatient hospital payments to qualifying hospitals up to the private hospital upper payment limit for private hospitals. Qualifying hospitals include all private acute care hospitals and exclude public hospitals, freestanding psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals, children's hospitals, long stay hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and critical access hospitals. The total supplemental payment shall be based on the difference between the private hospital inpatient upper payment limit in 42 CFR 447.272 as approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and all other Medicaid payments subject to such limit. Effective October 1, 2018, the department is amending the State Plan to make supplemental payments to all qualifying hospitals. The department shall also, effective October 1, 2018, include in its contracts with managed care organizations a directed payment for qualifying hospitals consistent with the State Plan amendment.

The expected increase in annual aggregate expenditures including managed care is $211,476,474 for state fiscal year 2019 and $604,218,496 for state fiscal year 2020.

2. Outpatient supplemental payments for private acute care hospitals. The 2018 Acts of Assembly directs DMAS to provide supplemental outpatient hospital payments to qualifying hospitals up to the private hospital upper payment limit for private hospitals. Qualifying hospitals include all private acute care hospitals and exclude public hospitals, freestanding psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals, children's hospitals, long stay hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and critical access hospitals. The total supplemental payment shall be based on the difference between the private hospital outpatient upper payment limit in 42 CFR 447.321 as approved by CMS and all other Medicaid payments subject to such limit. Effective October 1, 2018, the department is amending the State Plan to make supplemental payments to all qualifying hospitals. The department shall also, effective October 1, 2018, include in its contracts with managed care organizations a directed payment for qualifying hospitals consistent with the State Plan amendment.

The expected increase in annual aggregate expenditures including managed care is $37,319,378 for state fiscal year 2019 and $106,626,794 for state fiscal year 2020. 

3. Sunsetting of other supplemental payments for private acute care hospitals. In order to avoid overlapping supplemental payments, the following supplemental payments to a limited group of private hospitals are being terminated on the date these new supplemental payments are effective for a broader group of private hospitals, which includes the hospitals eligible for the existing supplemental payments:

Supplemental inpatient and outpatient payments for private hospital partners of Type One hospitals (Culpeper, Haymarket, and Prince William).

Supplemental inpatient payments for certain teaching hospitals (Sentara Norfolk General and Carilion Medical Center) – Item 303 XX 6 c of the Budget Bill authorizes this action.

The expected decrease in annual aggregate expenditures is $25 million for state fiscal year 2019 and $100 million for state fiscal year 2020.

Contact Information: Karen Cameron, Senior Project Manager, Department of Medical Assistance Services, 600 East Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 298-3868, FAX (804) 786-1680, TDD (800) 343-0634, or email karen.cameron@dmas.virginia.gov.

STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Notice of Periodic Review and Small Business Impact Review

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2018) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the State Board of Social Services is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of 22VAC40-730, Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect in Out of Family Complaints. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2018).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, 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; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins August 6, 2018, and ends August 27, 2018.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. Comments may also be sent to Nicole Shipp, 801 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 726-7545, FAX (804) 726-7499, or email e.shipp@dss.virginia.gov.

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

STATE WATER CONTROL BOARD

Proposed Enforcement Action for Crop Production Services Inc.

An enforcement action has been proposed for Crop Production Services Inc. (CPS) regarding violations of State Water Control Law and regulations at the CPS facility in Cloverdale, Virginia. The proposed enforcement action includes a civil charge and injunctive relief. A description of the proposed action is available at the Department of Environmental Quality office named below or online at www.deq.virginia.gov. Robert Steele will accept comments by email at robert.steele@deq.virginia.gov, FAX at (540) 562-6725, or postal mail at Department of Environmental Quality, 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, from August 6, 2018, to September 5, 2018.

Proposed Consent Order for Holtzman Corporation

An enforcement action is proposed for Holtzman Corporation for violations of the State Water Control Law and regulations at 39258 East Colonial Highway, Hamilton, Loudoun County, Virginia. The State Water Control Board proposes to issue a consent order to resolve violations associated with a Holtzman Corporation tanker truck accident. A description of the proposed action is available at the Department of Environmental Quality office named below or online at www.deq.virginia.gov. Mark Miller will accept comments by email at mark.miller@deq.virginia.gov or postal mail at Department of Environmental Quality, Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193, from August 7, 2018, through September 6, 2018.

Proposed Consent Special Order for the King George County Service Authority

An enforcement action has been proposed for the King George County Service Authority for violations at the Hopyard Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant, Fairview Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant, Dahlgren Wastewater Treatment Plant, Oakland Park Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Purkins Corner Wastewater Treatment Plant in King George County, Virginia. The State Water Control Board proposes to issue a special order by consent to the King George County Service Authority to address noncompliance with the State Water Control Law and regulations. A description of the proposed action is available at the Department of Environmental Quality office named below or online at www.deq.virginia.gov. Kristen Sadtler will accept comments by email at kristen.sadtler@deq.virginia.gov, FAX at (804) 698-4277, or postal mail at Department of Environmental Quality, Central Office, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, from August 6, 2018, to September 5, 2018.

Proposed Enforcement Action for Quik Stop Co.

An enforcement action has been proposed for Quik Stop Co. for violations of State Water Control Law, specifically involving the Underground Storage Tanks: Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements that occurred in Richmond, Virginia. A description of the proposed actions is available online at www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Enforcement/PublicNotices.aspx. Lee Crowell will accept comments by email at lee.crowell@deq.virginia.gov or postal mail at Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23219, from August 6, 2018, through September 5, 2018.

Proposed Consent Special Order for
the Town of Victoria

An enforcement action has been proposed for the Town of Victoria for violations at the Victoria East Sewage Treatment Plant in the Town of Victoria, Virginia. The State Water Control Board proposes to issue a special order by consent to the Town of Victoria to address noncompliance with the State Water Control Law and regulations. A description of the proposed action is available at the Department of Environmental Quality office named below or online at www.deq.virginia.gov. Kristen Sadtler will accept comments by email at kristen.sadtler@deq.virginia.gov, FAX at (804) 698-4277, or postal mail at Department of Environmental Quality, Central Office, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, from August 6, 2018, to September 5, 2018.

Cancellation of Public Meeting for Total Maximum Daily Load Study for Barbours Creek, Craig Creek, Catawba Creek, Little Patterson Creek, Sinking Creek, Lapsley Run, and Part of the James River

The community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Eagle Rock Public Library, 55 Eagles Nest Drive, Eagle Rock, VA 24085 has been canceled.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the final results of a water quality study, known as a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for Barbours Creek, Craig Creek, Catawba Creek, Little Patterson Creek, Sinking Creek, Lapsely Run, and a section on the James River in Craig and Botetourt Counties.

The meeting announcement was published in 34:24 VA.R. 2481-2483 July 23, 2018.

Contact Information: Lucy Baker, Department of Environmental Quality, Blue Ridge Regional Office, 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, telephone (540) 562-6718, FAX (540) 562-6725, or email lucy.baker@deq.virginia.gov.

Public Comment Opportunity - Proposed Ammonia Criteria Phased Implementation Program

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 Part 131.

Public Hearing Information:

September 11, 2018 – 2 p.m. - Department of Environmental Quality, Blue Ridge Regional Office, 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019.

September 13, 2018 – 2 p.m. - Department of Environmental Quality, Piedmont Regional Office, 4949 A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Public Comment Period: August 6, 2018, through October 5, 2018.

Substance: Ammonia Criteria - 9VAC25-260-155. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comment regarding additional proposed language developed to address the directives of Chapter 510 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly. Language has been developed for the proposal to amend 9VAC25-260-155. The amendment includes new nationally recommended aquatic life criteria, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013, for ammonia in freshwater. Like the current criteria, the proposed criteria are calculated as a function of temperature and pH and account for the presence or absence of trout and early life stages of fish. The recalculated ammonia criteria now incorporate toxicity data for freshwater mussels in the family Unionidae, which are the most sensitive organisms in the recalculation data base. The new criteria are about twice as stringent as the existing criteria primarily because more recent toxicity data show that mussels and snails (including endangered species) are very sensitive to ammonia, and the current ammonia criteria do not provide sufficient protection for these species. Site-specific options to calculate criteria omitting mussel toxicity data are proposed to be used in waters where a demonstration has been made that mussels are absent; however, consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries indicate freshwater mussels should be considered ubiquitous in Virginia and likely to be present in any perennial waterbody.

This is a continuation of a proposal to amend the water quality standards, which was the subject of a proposed regulatory action and opportunity for public comment published in the Virginia Register of Regulations (34:2 VA.R. 192-236 September 18, 2017). The proposed regulation includes several amendments to the water quality standards, but the agency decided to delay the adoption of the amendments for freshwater ammonia criteria (9VAC25-260-155) due to Chapter 510 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly. The legislation directs the State Water Control Board (the board) not to adopt the most recent ammonia criteria recommended by EPA unless the board includes in such adoption a phased implementation program consistent with the federal Clean Water Act with certain funding and timing considerations. 

Full text of the regulatory language will be available on the Department of Environmental Quality's website at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs /WaterQualityStandards.aspx on August 6, 2018.

Contact Information: 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 david.whitehurst@deq.virginia.gov.

VIRGINIA CODE COMMISSION

Notice to State Agencies

Contact Information: Mailing Address: Virginia Code Commission, Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219; Telephone: (804) 698-1810; Email: varegs@dls.virginia.gov.

Meeting Notices: Section 2.2-3707 C of the Code of Virginia requires state agencies to post meeting notices on their websites and on the Commonwealth Calendar at https://commonwealthcalendar.virginia.gov.

Cumulative Table of Virginia Administrative Code Sections Adopted, Amended, or Repealed: A table listing  regulation sections that have been amended, added, or repealed in the Virginia Register of Regulations since the regulations were originally published or last supplemented in the print version of the Virginia Administrative Code is available at http://register.dls.virginia.gov/documents
/cumultab.pdf
.

Filing Material for Publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations: Agencies use the Regulation Information System (RIS) to file regulations and related items for publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations. The Registrar's office works closely with the Department of Planning and Budget (DPB) to coordinate the system with the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. RIS and Town Hall complement and enhance one another by sharing pertinent regulatory information.