Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule [9 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Amendment for Consistency the Solar and Combustion PBRs
Action 4273
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulatory action is to amend sections of the Small Renewable Energy Projects (Wind) Permit by Rule (PBR) to ensure consistency with the PBRs developed for solar and combustion projects designed with a rated capacity not exceeding 100 megawatts. The PBR establishes requirements for potential environmental impacts analyses, mitigation plans, facility site planning, public participation, permit fees, inter-agency consultations, compliance and enforcement. This final regulation constitutes Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) permit by rule for wind energy projects. In addition, this regulatory action is the result of a periodic review. Please see the periodic review/small business impact review result section for additional information.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003974]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 7/16/2014
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
7082 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/15/2015.
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.