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Small Renewable Energy Projects (Combustion) Permit by Rule Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 70]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes a permit by rule for combustion energy projects with rated capacity not exceeding 20 megawatts including conditions and standards necessary to protect the Commonwealth’s natural resources.
State Authority Section 10.1-1197.5 through 10.1-1197.11 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To provide a reasonable degree of certainty and timeliness in the natural-resource protections required of combustion-energy projects by setting forth, as fully as practicable, these required protections “up front” in this new permit by rule.
Meetings See all meetings (5) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments Mandated by Chapter 368 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2017.
Establishment of Permit by Rule Requirements for Small Combustion Energy Projects Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/28/2013.
CH 0060 testing again

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
11/5/2018 Retain As Is