Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Guidelines for the Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments for Oil or Gas Well Drilling Operations in Tidewater Virginia [9 VAC 15 ‑ 20]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
9VAC15-20 DMME Name Change and Section Recodification
Action 5827
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action changes the existing language of the regulation (9VAC15-20) to incorporate the change of the name of “the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy” to “the Department of Energy” and the Recodification of Code Section 45.1 to 45.2. § 2.2-4006 A 4 a of the Administrative Process Act allows the Board to adopt a regulatory amendment that is necessary to conform to changes in Virginia statutory law. This regulatory action is required to conform the existing regulation to changes in the Code.
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 a of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [6829]
Associated Mandates Amendments for Recodification of Title 45.1 to Title 45.2 and Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Name Change
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
9403 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/05/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Bettina Rayfield 
Address: P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4204    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.