Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Open Burning [9 VAC 5 ‑ 130]
Open Burning (Revision E12)
Action 3676
General Information
Action Summary The Regulation for Open Burning is intended to meet three goals: 1) to protect public health and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth; 2) to reduce VOC emissions in Virginia's ozone nonattainment areas to facilitate the attainment and maintenance of the air quality standards; and 3) to require that open burning be conducted in a manner as to prevent the release of air pollutants. The purpose of the planned action is to revise the regulation as needed to efficiently and effectively meet its goals while avoiding unreasonable hardships on the regulated community, the department, and the general public.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003200]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 1/23/2012
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
6168 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/01/2012.
6402 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/21/2014.
6926 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/15/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Megan Joyce  
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)592-8191    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.