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
PM2.5 Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas (Rev. G14)
Action 4301
General Information
Action Summary On October 6, 2014 (79 FR 60081), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a request that localities (Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William; Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park) in the northern Virginia area that were designated as nonattainment for very fine particulate matter (PM2.5) be redesignated to attainment/maintenance. The amendments (i) revise the list of maintenance areas to include northern Virginia for PM2.5 (9VAC5-20-203); and (ii) revise the list of nonattainment areas to remove northern Virginia for PM2.5 (9VAC5-20-204).
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: 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004183]
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
7130 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/11/2015.
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.