Notice of action: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing an
opportunity for public comment on a proposed plan to assure necessary authorities are
contained in the state implementation plan (SIP) for the 2015 ozone National Ambient
Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) supporting the infrastructure requirements of the federal
Clean Air Act. The Commonwealth intends to submit the plan as a revision to the
Commonwealth of Virginia SIP in accordance with the requirements of § 110(a) of the
Act. The SIP is the plan developed by the Commonwealth in order to fulfill its
responsibilities under the Act to attain and maintain the ambient air quality standards
promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Purpose of notice: DEQ is seeking comment on the issue of whether the plan
demonstrates the Commonwealth’s compliance with federal Clean Air Act requirements
related to general state plan infrastructure for controlling the interstate transport of air
pollution for the 2015 ozone NAAQS.
Public comment period: December 24, 2018 through January 23, 2018.
Public hearing: A public hearing will be conducted if a request is made in writing to the
contact listed below. In order to be considered, the request must include the full name
and address of the person requesting the hearing and be received by DEQ on the last
day of the comment period. Notice of the date, time, and location of any requested
public hearing will be announced in a separate notice, and another 30-day comment
period will be conducted.
Description of proposal: The proposed revision consists of a demonstration that
Virginia meets the obligations of § 110(a)(2) with respect to the 2015 ozone NAAQS.
Federal information: This notice is being given to satisfy the public participation
requirements of federal regulations (40 CFR 51.102). The proposal will be submitted as
a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia SIP under § 110(a) of the federal Clean Air
Act in accordance with 40 CFR 51.104. It is planned to submit all provisions of the
proposal as a revision to the SIP.
How to comment: DEQ accepts written comments by email, fax, and postal mail. In
order to be considered, comments must include the full name, address and telephone
number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ on the last day of the
comment period. All information received is part of the public record.
To review proposal: The proposal and any supporting documents are available on the
DEQ Air Public Notices for Plans web site
The documents may also be obtained by contacting the DEQ representative named
below. The public may review the documents between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day until the close of the public comment period at the following DEQ
locations: 1) DEQ Main Street Office, 1111 E. Main St, Suite 1400, Richmond VA, 804-
698-4070; 2) Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge VA, 703-583-