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[REPEALED] Variance for Rocket Motor Test Operations at Atlantic Research Corporation Gainesville Facility [9 VAC 5 ‑ 221]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Repeal of Variance for Atlantic Research Corporation Gainesville Facility (Revision L11)
General Information
Action Summary On September 30, 2002, the board issued a variance (9VAC5 Chapter 221) to the Atlantic Research Corporation (ARC) rocket test facility. Due to the nature of the testing operations, ARC had no appropriate method by which it could demonstrate compliance with the board’s opacity standards. The board therefore granted a variance for the testing facility that enabled ARC to demonstrate compliance through meeting a particulate matter standard as an alternative to the opacity standard. Because the facility was shut down in March 2007, the variance is no longer required. In order for the state regulations to be administratively correct, 9VAC5-221 must now be repealed.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4007.07 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [003020]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 9/6/2011
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6076 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/15/2012.
6148 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/23/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-