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Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Solar Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 60]
Small Solar Renewable Energy Project Permit Regulation Adoption
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulatory action is to implement 2009 state legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Quality to develop one or more permits-by-rule for solar energy projects with rated capacity not exceeding 100 megawatts, if the Department determines that a permit-by-rule is necessary. The permit by rule will include conditions and standards necessary to protect the Commonwealth’s natural resources.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [002506]
Associated Mandates Small Renewable (Solar) Energy Porjects; DEQ to develop procedure for permitting, construction and operation
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5467 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 9/1/2010.
5765 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/30/2012.
6153 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/18/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.