Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Existing Stationary Sources [9 VAC 5 ‑ 40]
Emissions Standards for Natural Gas Infrastructure (Revision B20)
Action 5591
[Withdrawn 12/2/2022]
General Information
Action Summary On September 12, 2018, Governor Northam directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to identify ways to improve environmental protection in the Commonwealth, specifically, to develop a framework for limiting methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure that applies to new and existing sources and is tailored to Virginia-specific needs. This regulatory action will establish standards for limiting methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure tailored to meet Virginia-specific needs.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006494]
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
9055 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 12/02/2022 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-