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
Amend list of nonattainment areas (Rev. F22)
Action 6135
General Information
Action Summary On March 26, 2021 (86 FR 16055), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated air quality designations for the 2010 primary sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). EPA has determined that a portion of Giles County, Virginia is not meeting the SO 2 NAAQS, and has designated it as a nonattainment area at 40 CFR 81.347. In order to implement the standard, Virginia's list of nonattainment areas (9VAC5-20-204) must be updated accordingly, and the new SO 2 nonattainment area must be added.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7352]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Sections 109 and 110 of the federal Clean Air Act 40 CFR 81.347
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
9857 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/15/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
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This person is the primary contact for this chapter.