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Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
[REPEALED] Regulation for National Low Emission Vehicle Program [9 VAC 5 ‑ 200]
Review 720
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 4/14/2002
Review Announcement

Notice of Periodic Review of Regulations Pursuant to Executive Order 25(98)

The Department of Environmental Quality, on behalf of the State Air Pollution Control Board, will review the Regulation for the National Low Emission Vehicle Program (9 VAC 5-200-10 et seq.). The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. The review will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 25(98).

EPA's National Low Emission Vehicle (NLEV) program requirements are incorporated into a Virginia regulation which enables the state to participate in the program. The NLEV program is designed to control ozone and other pollution from new motor vehicles. NLEV allows manufacturers to commit to meet tailpipe standards for cars and light-duty trucks that are more stringent than EPA can mandate. The program is enforceable in the same manner as any other federal new motor vehicle program.

The department and the board are seeking public comment regarding whether the regulation meets the established goals and whether the regulation is written clearly and easily understandable by affected persons.

The goals of the regulation are (i) to protect public health and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth;
(ii) to prohibit emissions which would contribute to nonattainment of the national air quality standards or interference with maintenance of the standards; (iii) to ensure that car manufacture and sale in the Commonwealth will not be adversely affected by varying regulations; and (iv) to contribute to the efficient and economical administration of mobile source emissions controls.

Comments on the above will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. May 8, 2002. Comments may be submitted by mail, facsimile transmission, email, and must be submitted to Karen G. Sabasteanski, Policy Analyst, Office of Air Regulatory Development, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 10009, Richmond, Virginia 23240 (email: (fax number 804-698-4510). Comments by facsimile transmission will be accepted only if followed by receipt of the signed original within one week. Comments by email will be accepted only if the name, address, and phone number of the commenter are included.
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 4/8/2002
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 5/8/2002

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (5/31/2002)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line