Governing Law and Regulations
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Division
Virginia Water Control Board (Board)
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Virginia Department of Health (DOH)
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators
Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) Habitat Management Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia rules provide for permits to be issued to businesses, industries, local governments, and individuals to protect state water quality and resources. Virginia is authorized by EPA to administer the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permit program, including general permit authority for stormwater discharges.
In addition, Virginia has been granted primacy by EPA to administer ...