Vol. 28 Iss. 25 - August 13, 2012

Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation
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 9VAC25-32, Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) Permit Regulation. The purpose of the proposed action is to amend the Virginia Pollution Abatement (VPA) permit regulation in order to facilitate consistency with the other regulations that govern the pollutant management activities at Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs). The VPA permit regulation governs the pollutant management activities of animal wastes at AFOs. The VPA permit regulation contains obsolete definitions that are not consistent with the existing general permit for AFOs as well as related federal definitions. The amendments and reissuance of the VPA General Permit Regulation for Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) will be covered by a concurrent notice of intended regulatory action.

The agency does not intend 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.

Public Comment Deadline: September 12, 2012.

Agency Contact: Betsy Bowles, Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, telephone (804) 698-4059, FAX (804) 698-4116, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3345; Filed July 23, 2012, 10:49 a.m.