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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
Air Pollution Control Board
chapter
Regulations for Control of Greenhouse Gases [9 VAC 5 ‑ 145]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Specific End-uses (Rev. D20)
 
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.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Item 278 B 3, Chapters 1289 (2020) and 56 (2020 Special Session I) of the Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [6745]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
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: Gary Graham 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: gary.graham@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4103    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.