Vol. 32 Iss. 23 - July 11, 2016

Chapter 890
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 9VAC25-890, General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue the existing general permit, which expires on June 30, 2018. The general permit governs local governments, state agencies, and federal agencies that discharge stormwater from municipally owned separate storm sewer systems located within "urbanized areas" as designated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia, the agency is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of this regulation 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; (iii) is designed to achieve its intended objective in the most efficient, cost-effective manner; (iv) is clearly written and easily understandable; and (v) overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with federal or state law or regulation. Additional consideration will be given to the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the regulation since the last review.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15:28 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: August 10, 2016.

Agency Contact: Jaime Bauer, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4416, FAX (804) 698-5106, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R16-4777; Filed June 22, 2016, 7:47 a.m.