Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Solar Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 60]
Small Solar Renewable Energy Project Permit Regulation Adoption
Action 3246
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulatory action is to implement 2009 state legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Quality to develop one or more permits-by-rule for solar energy projects with rated capacity not exceeding 100 megawatts, if the Department determines that a permit-by-rule is necessary. The permit by rule will include conditions and standards necessary to protect the Commonwealth’s natural resources.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002506]
Associated Mandates Small Renewable (Solar) Energy Porjects; DEQ to develop procedure for permitting, construction and operation
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5467 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/01/2010.
5765 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/30/2012.
6153 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/18/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan Tripp 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)664-3470    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.