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Regulation for General Conformity [9 VAC 5 ‑ 160]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes criteria and procedures for federal agencies to determine whether federal actions are in conformance with state plans for attaining and maintaining national ambient air quality standards.
State Authority Section 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 176 of the Clean Air Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51
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 cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To ensure that new facilities or expansions to existing facilities will be designed, built, and equipped without causing them to prevent or interfere with the attainment or maintenance of any ambient air quality standard.

To ensure that federal actions conform with state air quality plans and programs.

To prohibit emissions which would contribute to nonattainment of the national air quality standards or interference with maintenance of the standards.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski  / Policy Analyst
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: karen.sabasteanski@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Implement the 2012 PM2.5 Standard
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/17/2017.
Amend regulations as needed to implement the 2008 ozone standard (Rev. G16)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
General Conformity (Rev. F10)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/2/2011.