Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Renewable Energy Projects (Combustion) Permit by Rule Regulation [9 VAC 15 ‑ 70]
Establishment of Permit by Rule Requirements for Small Combustion Energy Projects
Action 3419
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulatory action is to implement 2009 state legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Quality to develop one or more permits-by-rule for combustion energy projects with rated capacity not exceeding 20 megawatts. In this regulatory action, DEQ will determine what requirements, if any, must be met for small combustion renewable energy projects; that is, projects generating electricity from biomass, energy from waste, or municipal solid waste.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002707]
Associated Mandates Small Renewable (Combustion) Energy Projects; DEQ to develop procedure permitting construction and operation
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5763 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/30/2011.
6057 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/10/2012.
6463 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/28/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan Tripp 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)664-3470    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.