Water Permit Guidance

The guidance documents listed below are in PDF format.

Guidance

Number
Subject
Date
16-2006 TMDL Action Planning for Local Total Maximum Daily Loads as Required in the Small MS4 General Permit (VAR04) 11/21/16
16-2004 Coverage Transition for Virginia Water Protection General Permit Regulations (9VAC-25-660, 9VAC-25-670, 9VAC-25-680, and 9VAC-25-690; Effective August 2, 2016) 08/02/16
16-2003 Implementation of the 2016 Reissuance of the VPDES General Permit Regulation for Seafood Processing Facilities - VAG52 05/12/16
16-2001

Updated Virginia Runoff Reduction Method Compliance Spreadsheets - Version 3.0 05/02/16
15-2005 Chesapeake Bay TMDL Special Condition Guidance - Revision. This guidance replaces GM14-2012. 05/18/15
15-2004 Point Assessment for Alleged Violations of the Construction Stormwater Permit Criteria and Enforcement Referral Guidance 04/28/15
15-2003 Postdevelopment Stormwater Management Implementation Guidance for Linear Utility Projects under the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Regulation, 9VAC25-870 04/23/15
15-2002 Use of Contact Hours for ESC or SWM Recertification 03/05/15
15-2001 Process for Determination of Noncompliance with the General VPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity, VAR05. This guidance replaces GM11-2010. 02/19/15
14-2017 Implementation of VPA Regulation and General Permit for Animal Feeding Operations and Animal Waste Management Amendments, VPG1. This guidance replaces GM95-009 and GM05-2008. 11/12/14
14-2014 Implementation Guidance for Section 47 (time limits on applicability of approved design criteria) and Section 48 (grandfathering) of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program Regulation, 9VAC25-870 08/25/14
14-2013 Implementation Guidance for Reissuance of the General VPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Industrial Activity, VAR05. This guidance replaces GM09-2008 08/08/14
14-2011 Nutrient Monitoring for 'Nonsignificant' Discharges to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 08/08/14
14-2010 Certification Time Restrictions and Provisional Certification Requirements for Stormwater Management and Erosion & Sediment Control 06/06/14
14-2009 Interim Use of Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices (MTDs) to Meet the New Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Technical Criteria, Part IIB Water Quality Design Requirements 05/15/14
14-2008 Implementation Guidance for Reissuance of the General VPDES Permit for Nonmetallic Mineral Mining Facilities VAG84. This guidance replaces GM09-2007 05/13/14
14-2006 VPA and SWM Permitting, and BUD Approval at Solid Waste Management Facilities 04/30/14
14-2004 Procedures for reviewing and deriving total PCB concentrations from samples analyzed using low-level PCB method 1668 to be used in the development and implementation of TMDLs 04/04/14
14-2003 VPDES Permit Manual - March 2014 Revisions 03/27/14
14-2002 Implementation Guidance for the 2009 General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities, 9VAC25-880 03/07/14
14-2001 Modifying VPA Biosolids Permits and Terminating VDH-BUR Permits After Adoption of 2013 Regulatory Amendments 02/10/14
13-2005 Implementation Guidance for Reissuance of the General VPDES Permit for Potable Water Treatment Plants VAG64. This guidance replaces GM09-2003 10/31/13
13-2004 Implementation Guidance for Reissuance of the General VPDES Permit for Concrete Products Facilities VAG11. This guidance replaces GM08-2010 08/12/13
13-2003 Amendment #1 - Guidance for Calibration Verification of On-Line Analyzers Used to Monitor Reclaimed Water (replaces the Interim Guidance GM13-2003) 02/10/14
13-2002 Implementation Guidance for the Reissuance of the General VPDES Permit for Noncontact Cooling Water Discharges of 50,000 GPD or Less, 9VAC25-196 02/27/13
13-2001 Implementation Guidance for the Reissuance of the General VPDES Permit Regulation for Discharges From Petroleum Contaminated Sites, Groundwater Remediation and Hydrostatic Tests, 9VAC25-120 02/27/13
12-2003 Landowner Agreements for Biosolids Land Application. 09/21/12
12-2002 Implementation of the Reissued VPDES General Permit for Vehicle Wash Facilities and Laundry Facilities (VAG 75) 08/10/12
12-2001 Determining Compliance with the use of a VELAP Laboratory for VPDES and VPA Reporting 04/20/12
11-2009 Implementation of the 2011 Issuance of the VPDES General Permit Regulation for Discharges Resulting from the Application of Pesticides to Surface Waters – VAG87. This is new guidance (does not replace anything). 10/26/11
11-2008 Implementation Guidance for Reissuance of the VPDES General Permit for Domestic Sewage Discharges of Less Than or Equal to 1,000 Gallons Per Day. This guidance replaces GM06-2003. 06/15/11
11-2006 Managing Frozen Ground for Biosolids Land Application 03/18/11
11-2005 Revised Local Government, Riparian Property Owner, Adjacent Property Owner or Resident, and General Public Notification Procedures for VPDES, VPA and VWP Permit Applications and Draft Permits. This guidance replaces GM 96-008 and GM97-2001. 03/18/11
11-2004 Amendments to the Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Regulation 9 VAC 25-210 (Effective July 25, 2007) Regarding Surface Water Withdrawal Permitting. This guidance replaces GM04-2004, which was revoked in May of 2010. 03/17/11
11-2003 Implementation of the 2011 Reissuance of the VPDES General Permit Regulation for Seafood Processing Facilities - VAG52. This guidance replaces GM06-2001. 02/04/11
11-2002 Assessing Points for Violations of Chesapeake Bay Annual Load and Concentration Limitations for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus 01/26/11
11-2001 Review and Coordination with other State Agencies for Threatened and Endangered Species for Biosolids Permitting 01/25/11
10-2005 DEQ Policy for Areas and Activities Given the 'Manipulated Wetland' Label by the Natural Resource Conservation Service 09/29/10
10-2004 Revision #2 - Implementation of Extended Setbacks, Coordination of Health Complaints and Waiving of Setbacks at Biosolids Land Application Sites. This guidance replaces GM10-2004, Revision 1. 9/2/2015
10-2003 January 2010 VPDES Manual Revisions. This guidance replaces GM04-2013. 01/27/10
10-2002 Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Noncompliance Determination and Enforcement Referral Guidance. This is new guidance (does not replace anything, but does modify GM02-2010 by replacing the VWPP portion). 01/22/10
10-2001 Implementation Guidance for the Water Reclamation and Reuse Regulation, 9VAC25-740-10 et seq. 01/13/10
09-2012 Amendment #1 - Applying the Freedom of Information Act Exemption of Location Information to DEQ Water Division Permit Files. This guidance replaces GM09-2012. 11/23/09
09-2011 Conducting an Alternatives Analysis per the Requirements of 9VAC25-260-275 Protection of Eastern Shore Waters for Clams and Oysters 08/18/09
09-2009 Resolving Unpermitted Impacts to Surface Waters with Enforcement Actions 07/28/09
09-2004 Applying Compensatory Mitigation Preferences Provided in the EPA Mitigation Rule to Virginia Water Protection Permitting 03/19/09
09-2002 DEQ Field Measurements, Sampling and Evaluation of Data 02/27/09
09-2001 Guidance for Monitoring of Point Sources Using Low-level PCB Method 1668 for TMDL Development.
09-2001 Amendment #1 - Guidance for Monitoring of Point Sources Using Low-level PCB Method 1668 for TMDL Development. This guidance amends GM09-2001, but does not replace it. 11/01/11
08-2012 Farm Pond or Impoundment and Stock Pond or Impoundment Exemption from Virginia Water Protection Program Requirements. This guidance replaces GM02-2011. 10/01/08
08-2011 Permitting Dam Maintenance Activities in Surface Waters 07/30/08
08-2009 Use of Preservation for Compensatory Mitigation in VWP Permits 06/09/08
08-2008 Investigating and Coordinating Complaints Related to Discharges of Sediment from Construction Sites 06/09/08
08-2007 Issuance of Biosolids Use Permits under the Virginia Pollution Abatement Permit System 05/13/08
08-2004 Regulation of Ditches under the Virginia Water Protection Permit Program 05/13/08
08-2003 Procedure for Designation of Vessel No Discharge Zones. This guidance replaces GM04-2022. 02/26/08
08-2002 Surface Water Impacts at Solid Waste Landfills. This is new guidance (does not replace anything; however, it does augment existing Water GM00-2010, which addresses how to handle unpermitted discharges). 02/22/08
08-2001 Processing of Priority Permits, Administrative Continuance of Expired Permits and Permitting Considerations for VEEP Facilities. 01/14/08
07-2013 CEDS DMR Data Entry Rules 10/25/07
07-2009 VPDES Permit Applications for Discharges in Shellfish Growing Areas 06/15/07
07-2008 Permitting Considerations for Facilities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 05/16/07
07-2008 Amendment #2, Addendum #1 - Permitting Considerations for Facilities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This guidance is an Addendum to an existing Amendment to existing guidance (GM07-2008). 04/09/09
07-2007 Threatened and Endangered Species Screening for VPDES Permits 05/02/07
06-2016 Significant Figures for Discharge Monitoring Reports 11/02/06
06-2016 Amendment #1 - Significant Figures for Discharge Monitoring Reports 11/16/06
06-2015 Virginia Water Protection Permit Program Staff Manual 10/31/06
06-2014 Revisions to the Virginia Water Protection General Permits 9 VAC25-660, 9VAC25-670, 9VAC25-680, 9 VAC 25-690 (Effective August 1, 2006) 10/25/06
06-2011 Water Permit Fee Program Procedures 08/01/06
06-2009 Review and Approval of Operation and Maintenance Manuals for Municipal Sewage Treatment Works 07/05/06
06-2008 Local Government Certification for New VPDES Permitted Landfills 06/29/06
06-2005 Biosecurity Procedures for Poultry Farm Visits 05/24/06
WRD06-100 Ground Water Withdrawal Permit Procedures Manual 06/01/06
05-2014 Modifications to the VPA General Permit Regulation for Poultry Waste Management 11/07/05
05-2013 Duty to Apply for VPDES CAFO Permit in Lieu of 2005 U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Decision 10/06/05
05-2012 Coordination of Permitting Requirements For Wetlands and the Siting of Solid Waste Landfills 08/22/05
05-2003 Revisions to the Virginia Water Protection General Permits 9VAC25-660, 9VAC25-670, 9VAC25-680, 9VAC25-690 (Effective 1/26/05) 02/28/05
05-2001 Final 316(b) Phase II Rule Implementation 01/21/05
04-2023 2004 Joint Permit Application Form for Virginia Water Protection Permits 12/10/04
04-2018 Requirements for VWPP to Impact Wetlands Within Storm Water BMPs 09/27/04
04-2017 Nutrient Monitoring and Maximum Annual Loads for VPDES Permitted Facilities on the DEQ Chesapeake Bay Program's List of Significant Dischargers 07/15/04
04-2012 Coordination of Water Permit Programs with the Virginia Department of Health 05/25/04
04-2009 Guidance on Wetlands Created During Mining Operations 02/24/04
04-2007 Avoidance and Minimization of Impacts to Surface Waters 02/06/04
03-2008 Significant Figures 04/10/03
03-2007 Implementation of Bacteria Standards in VPDES Permits 03/27/03
03-2002 Revised Joint Permit Application 01/16/03
02-2016 Issuance of Virginia Water Protection Permits for Surface Water Impacts in the Potomac River 08/07/02
02-2012 Determination of Service Areas for Compensatory Mitigation banks 07/12/02
02-2010 Water Compliance Auditing Manual 05/23/02
02-2010 Amendment #2 - Water Compliance Auditing Manual Revisions - Section I 'Spills', Section J 'Inspection' and Appendix I 'Point Assessment Criteria' 07/29/09
02-2010 Amendment #3 - Compliance Auditing Manual Revisions – Section I A 'VPDES - DMRs Processing Procedures'. This guidance amends GM02-2010, but does not replace it. 11/15/10
02-2001 Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Inspection Checklist 01/23/02
01-2027 Addendum #1, EPA Review of VPDES Permits for Federal FY03 11/19/02
01-2026 Pretreatment Program Guidance Manual 11/15/01
01-2021 Virginia Department of Transportation Interagency Transfer Process for Permit Application Fees 07/26/01
01-2020 Implementation of Amendments to the VPDES Permit Regulation and the General VPDES Permit for Domestic Sewage Discharges of Less Than or Equal to 1,000 Gallons Per Day - Local Government Ordinance Form 07/17/01
01-2019 Implementation of Amendments to the VPA General Permit Regulation for Confined Animal Feeding Operations - New Registration Statement 07/17/01
01-2017 DEQ Staff Biosecurity Procedures and response to Suspected and/or Confirmed Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease 05/21/01
01-2013 Checklists for Wastewater Laboratory Inspections 05/03/01
01-2013 Amendment #2 - Checklists for Wastewater Laboratory Inspections 05/10/02
01-2013 Amendment #3 - Checklists for Wastewater Laboratory Inspections 05/24/04
01-2013 Amendment #4 - Checklists for Wastewater Laboratory Inspections 10/05/05
01-2013 Amendment #5 - Checklists for Wastewater Laboratory Inspections 05/04/06
01-2013 Amendment #6 - Checklists for Wastewater Laboratory Inspections 08/30/06
01-2013 Amendment #7 - Checklist for Wastewater Laboratory. This guidance modifies GM01-2013, and several of the amendments, but does not replace anything. 01/14/08
01-2012 Siting of storm Water BMPs in Surface Waters and the Application of Temperature Standard to Impoundments 04/18/01
01-2008 Numbering of Outfalls for VPDES Permits 03/21/01
01-2007 Implementation Guidance for December 2000 revisions to the VPDES Permit Regulation 03/15/01
01-2005 Interim Guidance for Spray Irrigation and Reuse of Wastewater 01/18/01
01-2003 Amendment #1 - Standard Operating Procedures for Clean Metals sampling 04/10/03
01-2002 Implementation Guidance for Financial Assurance Regulation, 9 VAC 25-650-10 et seq. 01/10/01
01-2001 Use of USGS 1980 Hydrologic Unit Map of the United States to Determine Appropriate Hydrologic Unit Code for Compensatory Mitigation Using Mitigation Band Credits 01/08/01
00-2018 Implementation of the VPA General Permit Regulations for Poultry Waste Management 11/30/00
00-2015 Implementation Guidance for July 2000 Revisions to the VPDES Permit Regulation 09/27/00
00-2012 Toxics Management Program Implementation Guidance 08/24/00
00-2011 Guidance on Preparing VPDES Permit Limits 08/24/00
00-2011 Guidance document #00-2011 is available as an executable which includes the software for preparing VPDES permit limits. This is an update and replacement for guidance document #93-015.
00-2011 Amendment #4 - Preparing VPDES Permit Limits 04/10/03
00-2010 Protocol for DEQ Action in the event Unpermitted Discharges are Identified 08/22/00
00-2008 Notification of Acceptance for Coverage by a General Permit 05/12/00
00-2006 Spiking Requirements for Metals Analysis 03/23/00
00-2005 VPA General Permit Eligibility for Dairy Operations 03/23/00
00-2003 Wetland Compensation Ratios 02/01/00
00-2001 Revised Joint Permit Application Addendum for the Virginia Water Protection Permit 01/21/00
99-2003 Use of Method 1664 for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) Determination in VPDES Permits 02/26/99
99-2001 Confined Animal Feeding Operations General Permit 01/13/99
98-2011 Inspection Checklist for Analyses of Mercury by Cold Vapor and Metals 11/04/98
98-2010 VPDES Permit and VPA Permit Ground Water Monitoring Plans 09/30/98
98-2005 Reduced Monitoring 05/04/98
97-2005 Development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) 10/16/97
Permit Fee for Conversion from No-Discharge Certificates to VPA Permits
04/29/97
Obtaining Dissolved Metals Data
11/19/96
Amendment #1, Obtaining Dissolved Metals Data
12/02/96
96-009 Amendment #2 - Obtaining Dissolved Metals Data 04/10/03
O&G/TPH Limits for Certain Effluents
04/09/96
Storm Water Permitting
03/15/96
VPA Permit Application Forms Revision
11/06/95
General Permits
11/03/95
Updated Technical Criteria for VPA Industrial Land Application Program
09/28/95
VPA Land Application of Water Treatment Plant Residuals
01/19/95
VPA Farm Fertilizer and Chemical Dealerships
12/22/94
Implementation of the VPA General Permit for Confined Feeding Operations
10/20/94
Calcium Carbonate Equivalence (CCE) Testing Requirements
10/20/94
Classification of Effluent/Water Quality Limiting Segments and Relationship with Antidegradation Tiers
03/22/94
Procedures for Approving Plans and Specifications for Sewerage Systems and Sewage Treatment Works and Concept Engineering Designs for Industrial Facilities
12/21/93
Procedures for Implementing the TM Program
12/20/93
Procedures for Processing VPA Permits for the Food Processing Category
09/20/93
VPDES and VPA Permit Manual, DEQ Revisions
07/26/93
DEQ Water Division Water Purification System Contaminants
04/20/93
VPA Manual Update - New PAN Uptake Tables
04/07/93
VPA Permit Program
08/28/92
Final Version of VPA Permit Manual, 6/92
07/20/92
Reporting of BOD5 results for VPDES Monitoring
04/21/92
92-006 Authorization to Issue Certifications for Tax Exemptions 03/09/92
92-006 Addendum #6 - Authorization to Issue Certifications for Tax Exemptions of Water Reclamation and Reuse Equipment and Facilities. This guidance is an Addendum to existing guidance (GM92-006). 04/21/09
Procedures for Assigning Numbers to Permits
12/10/91
Modifications to September 8, 1989 Guidance Memo 'VPDES Permitting Strategy for Discharges Resulting from UST Remediation Projects and Similar Projects'
10/01/91
Permits/Certificates Approved at Board
02/01/91
Use of State Model by Consultants
07/02/90
Interpretation of Nutrient Policy
04/20/90
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