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Small Renewable Offshore Wind Energy Projects Permit Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 50]
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Chapter Information
Description Establish a permit by rule for offshore wind energy projects located within the three-mile limit, with rated capacity not exceeding 100 megawatts, that includes conditions and standards necessary to protect the Commonwealth's natural resources.
State Authority Code of Virginia Sections 10.1-1197.5 through through 10.1-1197.11
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To establish necessary requirements, other than those established in applicable environmental permits, to protect Virginia's natural resources which may be affected by the construction and operation of small renewable energy projects.

Address the need for a reasonable degree of certainty and timeliness in the natural-resource protections required of offshore and coastal wind energy projects by setting forth, as fully as practicable.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: mary.major@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Small Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 9/1/2010.