Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for General Conformity [9 VAC 5 ‑ 160]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
General Conformity (Rev. F10)
Action 3414
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia general conformity regulation is being revised in order to meet the following new federal requirements: (1) July 17, 2006 (71 FR 40420), EPA revised its general conformity regulations to add PM2.5 de minimis emission levels for general conformity applicability and (2) April 5, 2010 (75 FR 17254), EPA further revised its general conformity requirements in order to address a number of implementation issues, and to improve the program's ability to facilitate federal agency compliance with conforming their activities to the SIPs, thereby preventing violations of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS); EPA deleted 40 CFR 51.850 and 40 CFR 51.51.852 through 51.860, since those sections merely repeated the language in 40 CFR 93.150 and 40 CFR 93.152 through 93.160; and included a requirement in 40 CFR 51.851 that the general conformity SIP must meet the requirements in 40 CFR Part 93, subpart B, which were in turn revised to effect the needed program changes.
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 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [002518]
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
5758 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/02/2011.
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.