Draft Water Withdrawal Permits or Variances

Draft Groundwater Withdrawal Permits and draft Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Individual Permits for surface water withdrawals from the State Water Control Board are available for public comment before issuance of the final permit.  DEQ issues public notices of these draft permits to ensure the opportunity for public comment before the permit becomes final.  Public notices of temporary variances to the conditions of existing, issued permits are also listed on this page.

Current Groundwater Withdrawal Draft Permit Public Notices (or variances to existing permits):

Comment Period Contact Location Facility Project Description
June 11, 2018 to July 11, 2018  Anthony Cario Charles City County  Ingenco Charles City County Plant

Ingenco Wholesale Power, LLC has applied for reissuance of a permit for groundwater withdrawal with expansion in Charles City County, Virginia. The permit would allow the applicant to withdraw an average of 31,780 gallons per day. The groundwater withdrawal will support the industrial cooling processes for the facility’s landfill gas electricity generation activities and some minimal non-potable operation needs. The proposed withdrawal will utilize the Potomac aquifer at a depth between 325 feet to 660 feet below the land surface at the withdrawal site. An aquifer is a body of rock or layer of sediment in the ground in which groundwater is stored and transported. DEQ has made a tentative decision to issue the permit.

GW0007501 Public Notice and Area of Impact Map


Current Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Draft Surface Water Withdrawal Individual Permit Public Notices (or variances to existing permits)

Comment Period  Contact  Location  Facility  Project Description 
June 15, 2018 to July 16, 2018 Matthew Link City of Norton, Virginia  Virginia Carbonite, LLC 

Virginia Carbonite LLC has applied for a permit for a water withdrawal from the Powell River in the City of Norton. The project will allow the use of a surface water withdrawal for an industrial water supply from the south bank of the Powell River, in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of (Route 674) and Kent Junction Road (Route 23) in Wise County, Virginia. The draft permit limits total withdrawals from the system to a daily maximum volume of 172,800 gallons and an annual maximum volume of 52.7 million gallons. The activity proposed in the permit will affect the Powell River watershed. A watershed is the land area drained by a river and its incoming streams. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to issue the permit.

18-0072 Public Notice

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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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