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ww.deq.virginia.gov/">www.deq.virginia.gov</a></span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'><br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>Virginia Department of Environmental Quality</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'><br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>Office of Water Permits </span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'><br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>Industrial Pretreatment/Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Program</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'><br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>PPCPs, EDCs, and Microconstituents<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'><a href="http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/PermittingCompliance/PollutionDischargeElimination/Microconstituents.aspx">http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/PermittingCompliance/PollutionDischargeElimination/Microconstituents.aspx</a></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA&nbsp; 23218</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'><br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>Location:&nbsp; 629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA&nbsp; 23219</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'><br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>PH:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;804-698-4028&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FAX: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 804-698-4032<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>