Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
General Definitions [9 VAC 5 ‑ 10]
Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (Rev. A23)
Action 6316
General Information
Action Summary The definition of VOC is being revised to add a less-reactive substance to the list of substances not considered to be VOCs. This amendment is not expected to affect a significant number of sources or have any significant impact, other than a positive one, on air quality overall.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7623]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Section 109 (a) of the federal Clean Air Act
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
10117 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/11/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-1973    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.