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Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule [9 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
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On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of 9VAC15-40, Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins November 26, 2018, and ends on December 17, 2018.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Melissa Porterfield, Office of Regulatory Affairs, PO Box 1105, Richmond, Virginia 23218, Telephone: (804) 698-4238, FAX: (804) 698-4019. email address: .

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

CLOSED     Opened on 11/26/2018 and Ended on 12/17/2018

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 Comment Title  Commenter
Small Wind Generating Facility PBR Michael Jamison/ Alternative Energy Systems  12/18/18  12:09 am
PBR must require wind data to be made public and verified by a third party Alan Brown  12/17/18  6:34 pm
PBR must protect adjoining county lands in any proposed industrial wind project Laura Harrawood  12/17/18  6:20 pm
Certification by locality Ch 40- Section 30 part II A #2 Steve Neas  12/17/18  3:52 pm
Certification by engineer Ch 40 Section 30 Part II A 5 Steve Neas  12/17/18  3:41 pm
Definitions-Small Wind Energy; Ch 40 Section 10 Definitions Steve Neas  12/17/18  3:28 pm
recommended PBR wind amendments Sandra Stuart, Virginians for Responsible Energy  12/15/18  11:30 pm
PBR must prohibit projects in areas of 9VAC 15-40 DEQ Methodolgy confirmed threatened species Tenney Mudge  12/9/18  4:25 pm
PBR regulatory process must include adjoining counties Tenney Mudge  12/9/18  1:42 pm
10 comments with proposed changes on the Permit by Rule regulation Jeffrey Scott  12/9/18  11:04 am
PBR is a Disaster Waiting to Happen William F. Abell, Jr.  11/27/18  11:46 am
Repeal Wind Energy PBR Jon Claunch  11/27/18  10:45 am

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