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Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
Air Pollution Control Board
chapter
Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation [9 VAC 5 ‑ 85]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Permits for Stationary Sources of Pollutants Subject to Regulation (Revision C10)
 
General Information
Action Summary On June 3, 2010 (75 FR 31514), EPA promulgated final regulations for permitting for greenhouse gases (GHGs). The purpose of the regulatory changes is to enable permitting of GHGs for appropriate sources; this is accomplished by raising the permitting thresholds for GHGs from 100/250 tons per year (tpy) to 100,000 tpy for new prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) sources and federal operating permit (Title V) sources, and 75,000 tpy for modifications. The regulations affect the PSD NSR regulations in 40 CFR 51.166 by adding a definition of "subject to regulation," which includes the new thresholds, and revising the definition of "regulated NSR permit." Because Virginia is a "SIP-approved" state for PSD--that is, it has the authority to directly implement federal PSD regulations as long as its rules are at least as protective as the federal--the corresponding Virginia regulation must be revised accordingly when a final federal rule is promulgated. The regulation also affects the federal operating permit (Title V) regulations in 40 CFR Part 70 by adding a definition of "subject to regulation," which includes the new thresholds, and revising the definition of "major source." Virginia's federal operating permit regulations are federally approved, and must be revised to be at least as protective as the federal.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [002470]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5680 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/02/2011.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: karen.sabasteanski@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.