Vol. 38 Iss. 4 - October 11, 2021

Chapter 193
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 9VAC25-193, Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) General Permit for Concrete Products Facilities. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend and reissue the existing general permit, which expires on December 31, 2023. This general permit regulation establishes limitations, monitoring requirements, and other conditions for point source discharges of wastewater and stormwater from concrete products facilities to surface waters in order to maintain surface water quality. Some issues that may need to be addressed as part of this proposed action include (i) updating or adding new definitions (e.g., drainage area); (ii) requiring online registrations and electronic discharge monitoring report submittals when this becomes available by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for this industry; (iii) adding chemicals or detergents used and proof of no discharge design to the registration statement; (iv) reviewing effluent limitations, monitoring frequencies, and other conditions based on past compliance history; (v) reviewing total maximum daily load requirements; (vi) reviewing special conditions to ensure they are updated and protective of water quality; (vii) reviewing stormwater requirements to see if they need updates based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Industrial Multi-Sector General Permit and DEQ stormwater requirements in other general permits; and (ix) making consistent this permit's requirements with the General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (9VAC25-880). Additional amendments may be identified following the submittal of public comments on this notice and by the technical advisory committee during deliberations of 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; § 402 of the Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Parts 122, 123, and 124.

Public Comment Deadline: November 10, 2021.

Agency Contact: Elleanore M. Daub, 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. R22-6536; Filed September 09, 2021