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Biomass Energy Generator General Permit for a Pilot Test Facility [9 VAC 5 ‑ 520]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation creates a mechanism for sources to construct and test to determine the type and quantity of emissions from a qualified energy generator that meets the requirements of the regulation. It applies to qualified energy generators that generate no more than five megawatts of electricity, or produce the equivalent amount of energy in the form of fuel, stream, or other energy product per year from biomass. Establishes terms and conditions necessary to form the legally enforceable basis for the implementation of all regulatory and statutory requirements applicable to emissions units that meet the requirements of a qualified energy generator as defined in Section 10.1-1308.1 of the Code of Virginia. Such sources generate no more than five megawatts of electricity, or produce the equivalent amount of energy in the form of fuel, steam or other energy product. Energy is generated or produced from biomass and is sold to an unrelated person or used in a manufacturing process.
State Authority Section 10.1-1308.1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Section 110(a) of the Clean Air Act
40 CFR Part 51
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A 8 of the Code of Virginia
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To establish appropriate limits that protect air quality in the Commonwealth.

To create an expedited permitting process for these facilities.
Meetings See all meetings (5) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: mary.major@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)659-2665    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Biomass Energy Generator General Permit (Rev. Cg)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/25/2011.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
11/2/2022 Filed Pending
10/26/2018 Completed Retain As Is