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Small Renewable Energy Projects (Water Related) Permit by Rule Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 80]
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Description [Note: On December 2, 2011, the Director (1) determined that it was not necessary or appropriate, under current conditions, for DEQ to develop a PBR regulation for renewable energy projects that generate electricity from falling water, wave motion, tides, or geothermal power and (2) directed a re-evaluation of the potential need for a PBR regulation concerning these water related renewable energy resources in 2014, or sooner if circumstances or public requests so indicate. DEQ has completed the re-evaluation and on November 6, 2014, the Director (1) determined that it is still not necessary, or appropriate, to develop a PBR and (2) that directed a re-evaluation of the need for a PBR in 2019, or sooner if circumstances or public requests so indicate.
State Authority Code of Virginia Sections 10.1-1197.5 through ,10.1-1197.11 2009 Acts of Assembly Chapters 808 and and 854
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Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect Virginia's natural resources which may be affected by the construction and operation of small water related renewable energy projects (projects generating electricity from falling water (hydroelectric), wave motion, tides, or geothermal power),
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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
Establishment of Permit(s) by Rule For Small Renewable Energy Projects (Water Related) NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 12/5/2011 after the comment period had ended.