Vol. 30 Iss. 20 - June 02, 2014

Chapter 670
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 9VAC25-670, Virginia Water Protection General Permit for Facilities and Activities of Utility and Public Service Companies Regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the State Corporation Commission and Other Utility Line Acitivities. The purpose of the proposed action is to (i) reissue this general permit, which expires in 2016, and allow for revisions to correct several administrative procedures; (ii) clarify certain definitions; (iii) revise application and permitting requirements to reflect current guidance and policies; (iv) incorporate certain federal regulatory provisions relative to the program; (v) increase efficiency; and (vi) make the general permit regulation more relevant and useful. The Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Regulation (9VAC25-210) provides authority for this general permit regulation, and applicable revisions to that program regulation must also be reflected in this general permit regulation.

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; § 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq.).

Public Comment Deadline: July 2, 2014.

Agency Contact: William K. Norris, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4022, FAX (804) 698-4347, TTY (804) 698-4021, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R14-4058; Filed May 13, 2014, 9:04 a.m.