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9VAC25-31-1030. Adoption by reference of Appendix A to 40 CFR Part 127—Minimum Set of NPDES Data.

A. Except as otherwise provided, the regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set forth in Appendix A to 40 CFR Part 127 are hereby incorporated as part of this chapter and 9VAC25-870.

B. In all locations in this chapter and 9VAC25-870 where Appendix A to 40 CFR Part 127 is incorporated by reference, the following additions, modifications, and exceptions shall amend the incorporated text for the purpose of its incorporation into these regulations:

1. The department shall be the initial recipient as defined in 40 CFR 127.2(b) and as identified by EPA in 81 FR 62395 (September 9, 2016). The department will be the initial recipient for all NPDES data groups except for the sewage sludge/biosolids annual program reports (40 CFR Part 503) as Virginia is not authorized for the federal biosolids NPDES program.

2. NPDES-regulated entity shall be the same as VPDES-regulated entity.

3. The authorized NPDES program shall be the department for those NPDES program components for which EPA has granted the state authorization.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; § 402 of the Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Parts 122, 123, 124, 403, and 503.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 22, eff. July 26, 2017.

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