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Department of Environmental Quality
Board
Air Pollution Control Board


chapter
General Provisions [9 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes general administrative and air quality program provisions that support other provisions of the Regulations for the Control and Abatement of Air Pollution (9 VAC 5 Chapters 10 through 80).
State Authority Section 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Sections 110 and 182 of the Clean Air Act

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51
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 protect public health and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To ensure that the general administrative and air quality program functions that support the Regulations for the Control and Abatement of Air Pollution (9 VAC 5 Chapters 10-80) are efficiently administered.

To establish provisions enabling the board and department to carry out source surveillance and compliance activities.
Meetings See all meetings (4) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: karen.sabasteanski@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adopt a new regulation for municipal solid waste landfills that incorporates new EPA requirements (Rev. H16)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/22/2017.
Amend regulations as needed to implement the 2008 ozone standard (Rev. G16)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
Amend commercial/industrial/solid waste incinerator regulation to incorporate new EPA requirements (Rev. F16)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
Remove an impermissible affirmative defense from the malfunction provisions of General Provisions in accordance with federal requirements (Revision B16)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/01/2016.
PM2.5 Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas (Rev. G14)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/11/2015.
Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators (Rev. E13)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/28/2013.
Ozone Classification and Implementation (Rev. F12)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Sewage Sludge Incinerators (Rev. B12)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/15/2012.
Repeal of Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Rev. J11) Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/27/2012.
Ambient Air Quality Standard for SO2 (Rev. H10)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/25/2011.
Outer Continental Shelf Sources (Rev. D10)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/10/2010.
Consumer and Commercial Products (Rev. J07) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2013.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. A10)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/18/2010.
Consumer and Commercial Products (Rev. D06) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2010.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. A09)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/24/2009.
Ambient Air Quality Standards (Rev. D08)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/18/2009.
8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Areas (Revision I07)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/12/2007.
Emission Standards for Stationary Sources Subject to Case-by-Case BART Determinations (Rev. G05)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/01/2007.
VOC and NOx Emissions Control Areas (Rev. D04) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/04/2006.
8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Areas (Rev. B06)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2006.
Particulate Matter Nonattainment Areas (Rev. D05)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/04/2005.
Nonattainment Areas (Rev. N04)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2005.
Nonattainment Areas (Rev. B04)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/25/2004.
VOC Early Reduction Credit (Rev. C03) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/24/2004.
Rev. G02 - Hampton Roads VOC Emissions Control Area Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/24/2004.
VOC Emission Standards (C02) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/24/2004.
Northern Virginia Ozone Nonattainment Area Reclassification (Rev. D03)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/04/2003.
Rev. D97 - Special Provisions for Existing Sources, New and Modified Sources, and Hazardous Air Pollutant Sources - FINAL ACTION TAKEN (SEE 7/01/02 REGISTER) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/01/2002.
General Provisions - Technical Documents Incorporated by Reference (Revision B00) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2002.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
7/15/2019 Retain As Is
1/1/2001 Retain As Is