Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Ambient Air Quality Standards
[9 VAC 5 ‑ 30]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 1/1/2001
Pursuant to Executive Order 25(98), the Department of Environmental Quality, on behalf of the State Air Pollution Control Board, will review the regulations listed below. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended, or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 25(98).
The department and the board are seeking comment regarding whether the regulations meet their established goals and whether the regulations are written clearly and easily understandable by affected persons.
9 VAC 5 CHAPTER 30, AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS
The regulation establishes primary air quality standards which, allowing an adequate margin of safety, are necessary to protect the public health and secondary air quality standards which are necessary to protect the public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects associated with the presence of air pollutants in the ambient air.
The goals of the regulation are: (i) to protect public health and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth; (ii) to define levels of air quality which, allowing an adequate margin of safety, are necessary to protect the public health; and (iii) to define more stringent levels of air quality which are necessary to protect the public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects associated with the presence of air pollutants in the ambient air.
Comments on the above will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., February 1, 2001. Comments may be submitted by mail, facsimile transmission, email, and must be submitted to Robert A. Mann, Director, Office of Air Regulatory Development, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 10009, Richmond, Virginia 23240 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) (fax number 804-698-4510). Comments by facsimile transmission will be accepted only if followed by receipt of the signed original within one week. Comments by email will be accepted only if the name, address, and phone number of the commenter are included.
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 1/1/2001
begins on the publication date and ends on 2/1/2001
Comments Received: 0
Retain the regulation with no changes
Attorney General Certification
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