Vol. 38 Iss. 17 - April 11, 2022

Chapter 151
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 9VAC25-151, Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit Regulation for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) general permit regulation for discharges of stormwater from industrial activity. The general permit regulation expires on June 30, 2024, and needs to be reissued so that industrial facilities with point source discharges of stormwater to surface waters from regulated industrial activities can continue to have general permit coverage. Changes to the existing general permit regulation include updating the effective dates of the general permit, clarifying permit definitions and requirements, and correcting typographical errors. Additional amendments may be identified following the submittal of public comments on this notice, through the work of the technical advisory committee, or to comply with federal requirements and watershed plans.

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 federal Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Parts 122, 123, and 124.

Public Comment Deadline: May 11, 2022.

Agency Contact: Joseph Crook, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 814-8324, FAX (804) 698-4178, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R22-7009; Filed March 11, 2022