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
Ozone Classification and Implementation (Rev. F12)
Action 3793
General Information
Action Summary The Northern Virginia ozone nonattainment area was originally classified as moderate for the 1997 8-hour (0.08 parts per million) ozone standard. The 8-hour ozone standard was revised to 0.075 parts per million in 2008, and on May 21, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accordingly established air quality designations for this standard (77 FR 30088). As part of this designation process, Northern Virginia has been classified as marginal for the 2008 standard. In addition, on May 21, 2012, EPA provided for the revocation of the 1997 standard for transportation conformity purposes (77 FR 30160). The list of nonattainment areas in 9VAC5-20-204 and the 1997 standards for ozone specified in 9VAC5-30-55 must now be amended in order to reflect these new federal requirements.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 5-20 General Provisions Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 5 - 30 Ambient Air Quality Standards
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  [003232]
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
6317 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
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.