Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for General Conformity [9 VAC 5 ‑ 160]
|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|
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.
|Name / Title:||Karen G. Sabasteanski / Policy Analyst|
1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
|Telephone:||(804)698-4426 FAX: (804)698-4510 TDD: ()-|