Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
General Provisions [9 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Outer Continental Shelf Sources (Rev. D10)
Action 3371
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 689, 2010 Acts of the Assembly amended the Code of Virginia by adding a new § 10.1-1307.03, Requirements applicable to Outer Continental Shelf sources. The new code provisions require that the board, by January 1, 2011, adopt any regulations necessary to implement and enforce the requirements of § 328 of the federal Clean Air Act relating to requirements to control air pollution from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sources located offshore of the Commonwealth. The regulations may not differ materially from the regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in implementing § 328 of the Clean Air Act (that is, 40 CFR Part 55). The regulations of the board must be therefore be revised such that the federal OCS program of 40 CFR Part 55 is adopted. This will enable EPA to delegate implementation and enforcement of 40 CFR Part 55 to the Commonwealth, and, in turn, enable the Commonwealth to requires limitations on emissions as needed in order to attain and maintain the ambient air quality standards, and to meet prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) requirements.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A 4 a of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [002472]
Associated Mandates Outer Continental Shelf; air pollution control regulations
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
5681 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/10/2010.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)659-1973    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.