Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Ambient Air Quality Standards [9 VAC 5 ‑ 30]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendments to Implement the 2012 PM2.5 Standard
Action 4779
General Information
Action Summary On August 24, 2016 (81 FR 58010), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a final implementation rule for the 2012 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for very fine particulate matter (PM2.5). This rule addresses a range of nonattainment area state implementation plan (SIP) requirements for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS, including how to address the revoked 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS. The board's ambient air quality regulation must be amended accordingly, as well as the regulation governing permitting in nonattainment areas (Rule 8-9), and the Regulation for General Conformity.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 9 VAC 5-30 Ambient Air Quality Standards Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  9 VAC 5 - 160 Regulation for General Conformity Amend Existing Regulation
  9 VAC 5 - 80 Permits for Stationary Sources Amend Existing Regulation
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 Administrative Process Act
RIS Project Yes  [004991]
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
7868 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/17/2017.
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.