Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
General Provisions [9 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend regulations as needed to implement the 2008 ozone standard (Rev. G16)
Action 4649
General Information
Action Summary On March 6, 2015 (80 FR 12264), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a final rule for implementing the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This rule addresses a range of nonattainment area state implementation plan (SIP) requirements for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, including how to address the revoked 1997 ozone NAAQS. The board's ambient air quality regulation must be amended accordingly, as well as the list of nonattainment areas to reflect this change. Clarifying text has also been added to the Regulation for Transportation Conformity and the Regulation for General Conformity.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 5-20 General Provisions Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 5 - 151 Regulation for Transportation Conformity Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 5 - 160 Regulation for General Conformity Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 5 - 30 Ambient Air Quality Standards Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004815]
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
7683 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-1973    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.