Vol. 37 Iss. 25 - August 02, 2021

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Chapter 860
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 9VAC25-860, Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Potable Water Treatment Plants. The purpose of the proposed action is to establish permitting requirements for discharges from potable water treatment plants to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens. The existing general permit expires on June 30, 2023, and must be reissued to cover existing and new potable water treatment plants.

Issues that may need to be addressed include (i) requiring online registrations and electronic discharge monitoring report submittals when this method becomes available by the Department of Environmental Quality, (ii) reviewing effluent limitations and monitoring frequencies based on past compliance history, (iii) reviewing total maximum daily load requirements, and (iv) reviewing special conditions to ensure they are updated and protective of water quality.

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

Statutory Authority: §§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.16 of the Code of Virginia; § 402 of the Clean Water Act.

Public Comment Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Agency Contact: Elleanore Daub, Guidance and Regulation Coordinator, Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4111, FAX (804) 698-4178, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R21-6872; Filed July 12, 2021
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