Virginia. State Water Control Board

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The Executive Director is appointed by the Governor and is responsible for administering the policies and objectives of the State Water Control Board as authorized by Chapter 3.1 of Title 62.1 of the Code of Virginia.

From the description of Executive Director's correspondence and data files, 1946-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497939

The mission of the State Water Control Board is to provide water pollution control and abatement, develop and implement water resource and quality management plans, and develop and implement groundwater management programs to conserve, protect, and beneficially utilize the water resources of the Commonwealth and protect against damage due to floods, hazardous materials and illegal discharges, and degradation. The authority for the Board is Title 15.1, Chap. 1 and Title 62.1 of the Code of Virginia.

In 1946 the General Assembly established the State Water Control Board to administer the State Water Control Law. The purpose of the law was to protect the existing quality of state waters and restore other waters to a quality level suitable for human health and the propagation of aquatic life. It also dealt with the problem of water pollution and its reduction and prevention. In 1972 the duties and powers of the Division of Water Resources in the Department of Conservation and Economic Development were transferred to the Board. This consolidation made the Board responsible for the development of a coordinated policy for the control and use of all state water resources.

The State Water Control Board is composed of seven private citizens appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. The Board is directly responsible for the adoption and promulgation of standards, rules and regulations, the revocation of certificates and the issuance of special orders.

The staff is headed by an Executive Director who is appointed by the Governor and serves at his pleasure. The Executive Director is responsible for administering the policies and objectives established by the Board. The headquarters bureaus, whose primary functions are to set policy, provide procedural guidance and see that programs are carried out uniformly throughout the State, are directed by the Deputy Executive Director. Also under the Deputy Executive Director are six regional offices which are reponsible for program implementation. Located under the Assistant Executive Director are the administrative offices.

Major activites are assistance to localities in the construction of wastewater treatment facilities; enforcement of rules, regulations and standards designed to abate and prevent water pollution; investigation of pollution hazards and other related problems; issuance of permits for the discharge of treated wastewaters; and technical assistance and training for owners or operators of wastewater treatment facilities. Also, management of efforts to minimize flood damage; planning and management for maximum beneficial use of groundwater supplies; planning for surface water maintenance; and management and planning for water quality to meet future needs.

From the description of Agency history. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145406435

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creatorOf Virginia. State Water Control Board. Agency history. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Virginia. State Water Control Board. Executive Director's correspondence and data files, 1946-1986. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Cole, Noman M., 1933-. Virginia State Water Control Board involvement in the Blue Plains sewage system problems, 1970-1974 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cole, Noman M. (Noman Monroe ), 1933-1997. Noman M. Cole, Jr. papers, 1962-1996. George Mason University, Fenwick Library
referencedIn Noman M. Cole, Jr. papers, 1962-1996 George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Conservation Council of Virginia. Papers of the Conservation Council of Virginia, 1968-1974. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Friends of Lynchburg Stream Valleys collection, 1973-1990. Lynchburg Public Library
referencedIn Virginia. State Water Control Board. Public Information Office. Administrative and data file, working reference and public information, 1981-[ongoing]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Cole, Noman M., 1933-. Papers of Noman M. Cole [manuscript], 1970-1974. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf English, Bruce Vaughan, b. 1921. Papers, 1965-1973. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Virginia. State Water Control Board. Public Information Office. News releases, 1975-[ongoing]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Cole, Noman M., 1933-. Virginia State Water Control Board involvement in the Blue Plains sewage system problems, 1970-1974. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Virginia. State Water Control Board. Official Board minutes, 1946-[ongoing]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Cole, Noman, M 1933-. Papers of Noman M. Cole [manuscript], 1970-1974. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Virginia. State Water Control Board. Public Information Office. Virginia Water article development file, 1984-[ongoing]. Library of Virginia
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Virginia
Virginia
Virginia
Subject
water standards
Water--Purification
Water
Water--Law and legislation
Sewage disposal in rivers, lakes, etc
water treatment plants
Water-supply
Environmental law
Water--Pollution
Waterworks
Water quality
Water resources development
Flood control
Wetland
Water quality management
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Activity
Decision making

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