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Guidelines for the Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments for Oil or Gas Well Drilling Operations in Tidewater Virginia [9 VAC 15 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes criteria and procedures for preparing and evaluating environmental impact assessments for oil or gas well drilling operations and related production and transportation activities proposed to occur in Tidewater Virginia.
State Authority Section 62.1-195.1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To establish criteria and procedures for preparing and evaluating environmental impact assessments for oil or gas well drilling operations and related production and transportation activities proposed to occur in Tidewater Virginia to protect waters of the Chesapeake Bay from discharges of oil and gas resulting from the operations/activities.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Bettina Sullivan 
Address: P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: bettina.sullivan@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4204    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
9VAC15-20 DMME Name Change and Section Recodification
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Exempt action can be submitted directly to the Registrar.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Corrections to make the regulation consistent with current state statutes and regulations
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/26/2014.
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 08/14/2013.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
7/22/2019 Completed Retain As Is
10/23/2013 Completed Amend
6/20/2001 Completed Retain As Is