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Ambient Air Quality Standards [9 VAC 5 ‑ 30]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes primary air quality standards which, allowing an adequate margin of safety, are necessary to protect the public health and secondary air quality standards which are necessary to protect the public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects associated with the presence of air pollutants in the ambient air.
State Authority Section 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Sections 108, 109 and 302 of the Clean Air Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 50, 53 and 58
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 protect public health and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To define levels of air quality which, allowing an adequate margin of safety, are necessary to protect the public health.

To define more stringent levels of air quality which are necessary to protect the public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects associated with the presence of air pollutants in the ambient air.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: karen.sabasteanski@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: (804)698-4021
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. B13) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/22/2013.
Ozone Classification and Implementation (Rev. F12) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Ambient Air Quality Standard for SO2 (Rev. H10) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/25/2011.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. A10) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/18/2010.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. A09) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/24/2009.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. D08) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/18/2009.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. F06) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2007.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. A04) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/8/2004.