Vol. 32 Iss. 11 - January 25, 2016

Chapter 194
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 9VAC25-194, General Permit for Vehicle Wash Facilities and Laundry Facilities. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue the existing general permit that expires on October 15, 2017. The general permit will establish limitations and monitoring requirements for point source discharge of treated wastewaters from facilities to surface waters in order to maintain water quality. This regulatory action is needed for existing and new vehicle wash and laundry permittees to be covered under this general permit regulation.

In addition, this regulation will undergo a periodic review pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and a small business impact review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, 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 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 Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Parts 122, 123, and 124.

Public Comment Deadline: February 24, 2016.

Agency Contact: Elleanore Daub, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4111, FAX (804) 698-4032, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R16-4617; Filed December 22, 2015, 1:54 p.m.