Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
- Small Renewable Energy Projects (Water Related) Permit by Rule Regulation (PBR Not Necessary - See Description) [9 VAC 15 ‑ 80]    (Withdrawn)
Establishment of Permit(s) by Rule For Small Renewable Energy Projects (Water Related)
Action 3501
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this regulatory action is to implement 2009 state legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Quality to develop one or more permits-by-rule for water-related energy projects with rated capacity not exceeding 100 megawatts, if the Department determines that a permit-by-rule is necessary. In this regulatory action, DEQ will determine what requirements, if any, must be met for small water-related renewable energy projects; that is, projects generating electricity from falling water (hydroelectric), wave motion, tides, or geothermal power.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002901]
Associated Mandates Small Renewble (Water Related) Energy Projects; DEQ to develop procedure permitting construction and operation - SEE PURPOSE NOTE
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
5922 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 12/05/2011 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary E. Major 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4423    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.