Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
|Description||Establishes a NOx Budget Trading Program as a means of mitigating the interstate transport of ozone and nitrogen oxides including the following provisions: permitting, allowance methodology, monitoring, banking, compliance supplement pool, compliance determination and opt-in provisions for sources not covered by the regulation.|
|State Authority||Sections 10.1-1308 and 10.1-1322.3 of the Code of Virginia|
Clean Air Act (Sections 108, 109, 110 and 302)
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||
The specific and measurable goals the regulation is intended to achieve are as follows:
1. To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
2. To ensure that owners comply with air pollution emission limits and control technology requirements in order to control levels of nitrogen oxides being emitted into the ambient air.
3. To prohibit emissions which would (i) contribute to nonattainment of the air quality standard for ozone or interfere with maintenance of the standard or (ii) adversely impact public health and/or welfare.
|Name / Title:||Mary E. Major|
629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
|Telephone:||(804)698-4423 FAX: (804)698-4510 TDD: (804)698-4021|