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Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Variance for Merck Stonewall Plant [9 VAC 5 ‑ 190]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes a variance from most regulatory requirements of the State Air Pollution Control Board for the Stonewall Plant operated by Merck and Co., Inc. and located in Elkton, VA.
State Authority Sections 10.1-1307 and 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from Article 2 of 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 allow variance from the regulations in such a manner as to enable operational flexibility while protecting public health and welfare.

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Name / Title: Tamera Thompson 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
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2/28/2020 Completed Retain As Is
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