Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to develop a regulation, in accordance with Executive Directive 11 (2017), "Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Electric Power Facilities and Growing Virginia's Clean Energy Economy," that (i) ensures that Virginia is trading-ready to allow for the use of market-based mechanisms and the trading of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances through a multi-state trading program, and (ii) establishes abatement mechanisms that provide for a corresponding level of stringency to CO2 limits imposed in other states with such limits.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [005140]
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
7931 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/26/2017.
8130 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/09/2018.
8476 Revised Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/06/2019.
8608 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/26/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-