Vol. 29 Iss. 9 - December 31, 2012

Chapter 31
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The following regulatory action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations that are necessary to meet the requirements of federal law or regulations provided such regulations do not differ materially from those required by federal law or regulation. The State Water Control Board will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 9VAC25-31. Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Regulation (amending 9VAC25-31-25).

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; § 402 of the federal Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Parts 122, 123, 124, 403, and 503.

Effective Date: January 30, 2013.

Agency Contact: Debra Harris, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4209, FAX (804) 698-4346, TTY (804) 698-4021, or email


This regulatory amendment updates the citations and incorporation of Title 40 of the CFR to the CFR as published on July 1, 2012.

9VAC25-31-25. Applicability of incorporated references based on the dates that they became effective.

Except as noted, when a regulation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency set forth in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is referenced or adopted herein and incorporated by reference, herein that regulation shall be as it exists and has been published as a final regulation in the Federal Register prior to July 1, 2011, with the effective date as published in the Federal Register notice or February 15, 2012, whichever is later in the July 1, 2012, update.

VA.R. Doc. No. R13-3459; Filed December 11, 2012, 9:32 a.m.