Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulations for Control of Greenhouse Gases [9 VAC 5 ‑ 145]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Specific End-uses (Rev. D20)
Action 5716
General Information
Action Summary A new regulation (9VAC5-145) has been established in order to meet a legislative mandate, the purpose of which is to control greenhouse gas emissions from the use of HFCs. The prohibitions and restricted end-uses of 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart G, Appendices U and V are incorporated into the regulation by reference. Exemptions are provided for sell-through and use of products and equipment manufactured prior to the compliance dates in the regulation; exemptions required by the federal American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020; and extruded polystyrene boardstock products, and equipment manufactured in Virginia intended only for sale and distribution outside of Virginia. Compliance dates begin as of January 1, 2022 and any later compliance dates provided in Appendices U and V are preserved. A compliance date feasibility study is required from Virginia manufacturers of extruded polystyrene boardstock products so that, if possible, a feasible compliance date earlier than January 1, 2036 can be determined after the regulation is effective.
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: Item 278 B 3, Chapters 1289 (2020) and 56 (2020 Special Session I) of the Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [6745]
Associated Mandates Regulation for Hydroflourocarbons; Prohibitions
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
9254 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/01/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Amy Kasper  
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)718-5039    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.