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Biomass Energy Generator General Permit for a Pilot Test Facility [9 VAC 5 ‑ 520]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation creates a mechanism for sources to construct and test to determine the type and quantity of emissions from a qualified energy generator that meets the requirements of the regulation. It applies to qualified energy generators that generate no more than five megawatts of electricity, or produce the equivalent amount of energy in the form of fuel, stream, or other energy product per year from biomass. Establishes terms and conditions necessary to form the legally enforceable basis for the implementation of all regulatory and statutory requirements applicable to emissions units that meet the requirements of a qualified energy generator as defined in Section 10.1-1308.1 of the Code of Virginia. Such sources generate no more than five megawatts of electricity, or produce the equivalent amount of energy in the form of fuel, steam or other energy product. Energy is generated or produced from biomass and is sold to an unrelated person or used in a manufacturing process.
State Authority Section 10.1-1308.1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 110(a) of the Clean Air Act
40 CFR Part 51
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To establish appropriate limits that protect air quality in the Commonwealth.

To create an expedited permitting process for these facilities.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: mary.major@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Biomass Energy Generator General Permit (Rev. Cg)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/25/2011.