develop and provide an opportunity for public comment on guidelines and procedures that contain specific criteria for calculating the appropriate penalty for each violation based upon the severity of the violations, the extent of any potential or actual environmental harm, the compliance history of the facility or person, any economic benefit realized from the noncompliance, and the ability of the person to pay the penalty. (2005 Acts c. 706)
In response, staff from the Department of Environmental Quality (“the Department”) have developed the draft guidance noted above, which may be obtained from the Department’s website at: http://www.deq.virginia.gov/enforcement/manual.html, or by requesting a copy from the contact below.
Anyone wishing to submit comments for the public comment file may do so by mail, email, or facsimile to John E. Ely, Division of Enforcement,
|Name / Title:||John E. Ely|
|Telephone:||(804)698-4249 FAX: (804)698-4277|