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Guidelines for the Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments for Oil or Gas Well Drilling Operations in Tidewater Virginia [9 VAC 15 ‑ 20]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes criteria and procedures for preparing and evaluating environmental impact assessments for oil or gas well drilling operations and related production and transportation activities proposed to occur in Tidewater Virginia.
State Authority Section 62.1-195.1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To establish criteria and procedures for preparing and evaluating environmental impact assessments for oil or gas well drilling operations and related production and transportation activities proposed to occur in Tidewater Virginia to protect waters of the Chesapeake Bay from discharges of oil and gas resulting from the operations/activities.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Cindy Berndt  / Reg. Coordinator
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: cindy.berndt@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4378    FAX: (804)698-4019    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Corrections to make the regulation consistent with current state statutes and regulations
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/26/2014.
Amendment for HB2089 and DEQ address change
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/14/2013.
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