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Regulation for Open Burning [9 VAC 5 ‑ 130]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes provisions for open burning, including model ordinances for local government.
State Authority Section 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Clean Air Act (Sections 110, 111, 123, 129, 171, 172 and 182); 40 CFR Parts 51 and 60.
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 regulate open burning in the Commonwealth.

To enhance the ability of local governments to regulate open burning.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: (804)698-4021
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Open Burning (Revision E12) Final Governor's office has completed its review - Next step is Submission to the Registrar.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Citation Update (Rev. D11) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/17/2011.
Recodification of Open Burning Rule Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/18/2009.