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Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Solar Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 60]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendments Mandated by Chapter 368 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to the Small Renewable Energy Projects (Solar) Permit by Rule increase the size of a small renewable solar energy project from 100 to 150 MW. The amendments also require certification that the project is not proposed, developed, constructed or purchased by a person that is utility regulated under Title 56, stipulates that any projects commencing operation after July 1, 2017, are eligible for the Solar PBR and are exempt from State Corporation Commission environmental review if the project is proposed, developed, constructed or purchased by a public utility if the costs are not recovered from Virginia customers under base rates or the applicant is a utility aggregation cooperative formed Article 2 of chapter 9.1 of Title 56. The changes are necessary to implement Chapter 368 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 4 a
RIS Project Yes  [005131]
Associated Mandates Small Renewable Energy Projects/Permit by Rule Process
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
7923 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2017.
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: ()-

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