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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulations for Control of Greenhouse Gases [9 VAC 5 ‑ 145]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation to control greenhouse gas emissions from the use of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The prohibitions and restricted end-uses of 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart G, Appendices U and V are incorporated into the regulation by reference. Exemptions are provided for sell-through and use of products and equipment manufactured prior to the compliance dates in the regulation; exemptions required by the federal American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020; and extruded polystyrene boardstock products, and equipment manufactured in Virginia intended only for sale and distribution outside of Virginia. Compliance dates begin as of January 1, 2022 and any later compliance dates provided in Appendices U and V are preserved. A compliance date feasibility study is required from Virginia manufacturers of extruded polystyrene boardstock products so that, if possible, a feasible compliance date earlier than January 1, 2036 can be determined after the regulation is effective.
State Authority 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To control greenhouse gas emissions from the prohibited and end-use restrictions of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) of 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart G, Appendices U and V.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Gary E. Graham 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)971-6063    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Specific End-uses (Rev. D20)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/01/2021.