Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area [9 VAC 5 ‑ 91]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Military Surplus Motor Vehicle Exemption (Revision MQ)
Action 5138
General Information
Action Summary The Regulation for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in Northern Virginia is being amended in response to the passing of House Bill 1323, which authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a registration card and license plates for military surplus motor vehicles, as defined in the bill. The bill limits the use and travel distance of military surplus motor vehicles and provides that any law-enforcement officer may require any person operating a military surplus motor vehicle to provide the address at which the vehicle is stored for use and the destination of such operation. The bill exempts military surplus motor vehicles from emissions standards. To meet this statutory requirement, the regulation’s definition of “affected motor vehicle” will be amended so that it does not include military surplus motor vehicles. Additionally, there is a Code of Federal Regulations citation update and numerous technical errors within the regulation being corrected as part of this amendment process.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 3, 4 a, and 4 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005545]
Associated Mandates Military Surplus Motor Vehicle Exemption
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
8416 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/28/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen Collins 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-1941    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.