Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for General Conformity
[9 VAC 5 ‑ 160]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 1/1/2001
Pursuant to Executive Order 25(98), the Department of Environmental Quality, on behalf of the State Air Pollution Control Board, will review the regulations listed below. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended, or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 25(98).
The department and the board are seeking comment regarding whether the regulations meet their established goals and whether the regulations are written clearly and easily understandable by affected persons.
9 VAC 5 CHAPTER 160, REGULATION FOR GENERAL CONFORMITY
The regulation establishes criteria and procedures for federal agencies to determine whether federal actions are in conformance with state plans for attaining and maintaining national ambient air quality standards.
The goals of the regulation are to: (i) protect public health and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth; (ii) ensure that new facilities or expansions to existing facilities will be designed, built, and equipped without causing them to prevent or interfere with the attainment or maintenance of any ambient air quality standard; (iii) ensure that federal actions conform with state air quality plans and programs; and (iv) prohibit emissions which would contribute to nonattainment of the national air quality standards or interference with maintenance of the standards.
Comments on the above will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., February 1, 2001. Comments may be submitted by mail, facsimile transmission, email, and must be submitted to Robert A. Mann, Director, Office of Air Regulatory Development, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 10009, Richmond, Virginia 23240 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) (fax number 804-698-4510). Comments by facsimile transmission will be accepted only if followed by receipt of the signed original within one week. Comments by email will be accepted only if the name, address, and phone number of the commenter are included.
Public Comment Period
Begin Date: 1/1/2001
End Date: 2/1/2001
Comments Received: 0
Retain the regulation with no changes
Attorney General Certification