Vol. 36 Iss. 11 - January 20, 2020

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Chapter 260
Notice of Effective Date

Title of Regulation: 9VAC25-260. Water Quality Standards (amending 9VAC25-260-310).

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; 33 USC § 1251 et seq.; 40 CFR 131.

Effective Date: January 9, 2020.

On June 27, 2019, the State Water Control Board adopted revisions to the Water Quality Standards in 9VAC25-260-310. These revisions relate to numeric chlorophyll criteria for the tidal James River. The amendments were published as final regulations in 36:2 VA.R. 101-105 September 16, 2019, to be effective upon the board filing notice of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval with the Registrar of Regulations. The State Water Control Board received a letter from Catherine Libertz, EPA Region III Regional Acting Director, Water Protection Division, dated January 6, 2020, that approved all of the amendments. Therefore, the amendments to 9VAC25-260-310 in this regulatory action are effective as regulation.

Agency Contact: Tish Robertson, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4309, FAX (804) 698-4116, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-2932; Filed January 9, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
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