The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed to revise and reissue three General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permits. The proposed language was published in the October 29, 2018 Virginia Register of Regulations. The three general permits to be reissued are:

  1. General VPDES Permit for Nonmetallic Mineral Mining (9VAC25-190)
  2. General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Associated with Industrial Activity (9VAC25-151)
  3. General VPDES Permit for Discharges of Storm Water from Construction Activities (9VAC25-880)

Public hearings are scheduled for November 27th (Piedmont Regional Office) and November 28th (Blue Ridge Regional Office). Public comments are due by December 28, 2018.