Impoundment of Surface Waters (Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Virginia


   
Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Impoundment of Surface Waters (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Wave Energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WetlandsStreams/SurfaceWaterWithdrawalsImpoundments.aspx



Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://lis.virginia.gov/000/reg/TOC09025.HTM#C0210


Summary

Many water withdrawal projects involve planning and engineering long before any permits are obtained. DEQ's Office of Water Supply is responsible for assisting the public with such planning and is also involved with the permitting process.

While there are exceptions, such as for agricultural operations, projects involving surface water withdrawals from state waters and related permanent structures and fill are permitted under the Virginia Water Protection Permit (VWPP) Program. The VWPP Program is administered by the DEQ Office of Wetlands and Stream Protection and by the DEQ Office of Water Supply. DEQ issues Virginia Water Protection permits for such impacts through use of the Joint Permit Application process.

The type of project determines which DEQ office will handle permitting tasks. Projects involving, but not limited to, reservoirs; power plants; industrial impoundments or intakes; and interbasin transfers (multi-regional supply projects), as regulated under the VWPP Program, are permitted by DEQ's Central Office staff. Staff from both the Office of Wetlands and Stream Protection and the Office of Water Supply work on these permits. At this time, DEQ's regional VWPP staff work on permits for water withdrawal and water supply projects involving, but not limited to, golf course operations and dam construction, maintenance, or removal.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Dave Davis
Department Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Division Office of Wetlands and Stream Protection
Address 629 East Main Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 1105
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23218
Phone (804) 698-4105


Email dave.davis@deq.virginia.gov
Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WetlandsStreams/Contacts.aspx
Contact Name Steve Hardwick
Department Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Division Virginia Water Protection Permit Program




Phone (804) 698-4168


Email Steven.hardwick@deq.virginia.gov
Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WetlandsStreams/Contacts.aspx
Contact Name Chris Egghart
Department Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Division Virginia Water Protection Permit Program




Phone (804) 698-4377


Email Christopher.egghart@deq.virginia.gov
Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WetlandsStreams/Contacts.aspx
Contact Name Sarah Marsala
Department Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Division NRO, Woodbridge




Phone (703) 583-3898


Email Sarah.Marsala@deq.virginia.gov
Website http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WetlandsStreams/Contacts.aspx

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 62.1-104 through 62.1-115




















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