Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Solar Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 60]
Action 2019 Amendments Solar PBR
Comment Period Ended on 6/26/2019
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6/26/19  11:48 am
Commenter: Jim Orrell; Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Amendments to the Solar PBR

Ms. Major,

As you know Stantec is currently representing several developers with projects in the PBR process.  A couple of areas of concern from them are:

  • Are there ways that the process could be more streamlined?  Could this be based on project size or whether a federal permit action is required?
  • Will there be requirements imposed related to pollinators?  I think you heard some of these concerns voiced at the stakeholder meeting yesterday. I am not under the impression that the developers are against the concept but the upfront cost and the unknowns of doing it for the entirety of these large sites raises issues that still need to be worked through. 

I would like to be considered to participate on the Regulatory Advisory Panel, to discuss these points and more, as you work through the revisions to the rule.  My contact information is: 

Jim Orrell, 5209 Center Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188, (757)220-6869;


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