Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Existing Stationary Sources [9 VAC 5 ‑ 40]
Emissions Standards for Natural Gas Infrastructure (Revision B20)
[Withdrawn 12/2/2022]
Reason for Withdrawal
The need for this regulatory action has been overtaken by other events. The Regulatory Action Panel (RAP) for this action will be recalled and reorganized as an ad hoc group in order to assist with the report to the General Assembly due July 2023.
General Information
Action Summary On September 12, 2018, Governor Northam directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to identify ways to improve environmental protection in the Commonwealth, specifically, to develop a framework for limiting methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure that applies to new and existing sources and is tailored to Virginia-specific needs. This regulatory action will establish standards for limiting methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure tailored to meet Virginia-specific needs.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006494]
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
9055 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 12/02/2022 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-