Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Existing Stationary Sources [9 VAC 5 ‑ 40]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend the regulation for case-by-case RACT determination to meet the requirements of EPA's new ozone implementation rule (Revision B15)
Action 4445
General Information
Action Summary This action adds new requirements for the case-by-case determination of reasonably available control technology (RACT) needed in order to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 0.75 parts per million (ppm) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. On March 6, 2015 (80 FR 12264), EPA amended subpart X to 40 CFR Part 51, which covers the implementation of the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. The Northern Virginia Ozone Nonattainment Area, which corresponds to the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) Emissions Control Areas, and which is part of the Ozone Transport Region (OTR), must meet the RACT requirements of 40 CFR 51.1116. This section of the EPA rule specifies dates by when RACT must be implemented in the OTR. The state regulations must be consistent with the federal regulations in order for the state to implement RACT.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004463]
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
7343 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/02/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-