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Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule [9 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes a permit by rule for small renewable wind energy projects as mandated by Chapters 808 and 854 of the 2009 Acts of Assembly.
State Authority Section 10.1-1197.6 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority N/A
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 Establish necessary requirements, other than those established in applicable environmental permits, to protect Virginia's natural resources which may be impacted by the construction and operation of small renewable energy projects.

Address the need for a reasonable degree of certainty and timeliness in the natural-resource protections required of small wind energy projects by setting forth, as fully as practicable, these required protections “up front” in this permit by rule.
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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
Amendments Mandated by Chapter 368 of 2017 Acts of Assembly
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2017.
Amendment for Consistency the Solar and Combustion PBRs Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/15/2015.
Amendment for HB2089 and DEQ address change
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/14/2013.
Establishment of permit(s) by rule for the construction and operation of small wind energy projects Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/22/2010.
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