Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Repeal CO 2 Budget Trading Program as required by Executive Order 9 (Revision A22)
Action 6082
General Information
Action Summary Executive Order 9 (2022): "Protecting Ratepayers from the Rising Cost of Living Due to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative" requires that the department re-evaluate Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and begin regulatory processes to end it. Specifically, the order requires that the department develop a regulation for the State Air Pollution Control Board’s consideration to repeal the implementing regulation implementing participation in RGGI (Part VII of 9VAC5-140), and take all necessary steps so that any proposed regulation to the State Air Pollution Control Board can be immediately presented for consideration for approval for public comment in accordance with the Board’s authority pursuant to § 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7361]
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
9794 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/26/2022.
9879 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2023.
10026 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/30/2023.
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.