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Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
Board
Air Pollution Control Board


chapter
Existing Stationary Sources [9 VAC 5 ‑ 40]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes emission standards consisting of emission limits and control technology requirements and other requirements which control levels of criteria, designated and welfare- related pollutants being emitted into the ambient air. Establishes source surveillance requirements which (i) provide the enforcement basis, specify test methods and procedures, and specify procedures for continuous or process parameter monitoring for determining compliance with the emission standards; and (ii) require the owner to provide certain notifications, records and reports.
State Authority Section 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Clean Air Act (Sections 110, 111, 123, 129, 171, 172 and 182)

40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 51 and 60
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To ensure that owners comply with air pollution emission limits and control technology requirements in order to control levels of criteria and designated pollutants being emitted into the ambient air.

To prohibit emissions which would (i) contribute to nonattainment of any air quality standard or interference with maintenance of any standard or (ii) adversely impact public health and/or welfare.

To enable the department to carry out sorce surveillance and compliance activities.

To prevent the release of hazardous air pollutants and to prevent the creation of a nuisance from open burning.

To enhance the ability of local governments to regulate open burning.
Meetings See all meetings (12) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Gary E. Graham 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: gary.graham@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4103    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Adopt a new regulation for municipal solid waste landfills that incorporates new EPA requirements (Rev. H16)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/22/2017.
Amend commercial/industrial/solid waste incinerator regulation to incorporate new EPA requirements (Rev. F16)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
Amend the regulation for case-by-case RACT determination to meet the requirements of EPA's new ozone implementation rule (Revision B15)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/02/2015.
VOC Emission Standards - Printing (REV. C09) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2016.
VOC Emissions - Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coating Operations (REV. E09) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2016.
VOC Emission Standards - Miscellaneous (REV. D09) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2016.
Emission Standards for Volatile Organic Compounds from Petroleum Liquid Storage and Transfer Operations, Stage II (Rev. C14) Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/30/2015.
Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators (Rev. E13)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/28/2013.
Sewage Sludge Incinerators (Rev. B12)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/15/2012.
Repeal of Consumer Product Regulations (Articles 39, 42, 49 and 50) ( Rev. A12) Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/27/2012.
Repeal of Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Rev. J11) Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/27/2012.
Citation Update (Rev. D11)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/17/2011.
Consumer and Commercial Products (Rev. J07) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2013.
Case-By-Case Control Technology Determinations (Rev. E04c)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/20/2010.
Recodification of Open Burning Rule
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/18/2009.
Opacity Source Surveillance Methods (Rev. F07)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/12/2007.
Emission Standards for Stationary Sources Subject to Case-by-Case BART Determinations (Rev. G05)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/01/2007.
Case-by-Case RACT Determinations (Rev. E04)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/15/2006.
Existing Stationary Sources - Open Burning (Rev. H03) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/18/2006.
VOC and NOx Emissions Control Areas (Rev. D04) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/04/2006.
Amendment to Regulations Governing Small Municipal Waste Combustors (Rev. C05)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/04/2005.
Consumer Products (Rev. G03) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/09/2005.
VOC Early Reduction Credit (Rev. C03) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/24/2004.
VOC Emission Standards (C02) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/24/2004.
Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (Rev. B02) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/29/2004.
Emission Standards for Large Municipal Waste Combustors (Revision B03)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2003.
Small Municipal Waste Combustors (Rev. K00) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/10/2003.
Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators (Rev. J00) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/10/2003.
Emission Standards for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Revision A03)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2003.
Northern Virginia Ozone Nonattainment Area Reclassification (Rev. D03)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/04/2003.
Visible Emissions and Fugitive Dust/Emissions (Rev. C00)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2003.
Rev. D97 - Special Provisions for Existing Sources, New and Modified Sources, and Hazardous Air Pollutant Sources - FINAL ACTION TAKEN (SEE 7/01/02 REGISTER) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/01/2002.
Emission Standards for Toxic Pollutants (Rev G00) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/01/2002.
Control of Nitrogen Oxides from Stationary Sources Rev. A99) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2002.
Emission Standards for Petroleum Liquid Storage and Transfer Operations (Rev. E00)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2000.
Rev. S97 - Hospital/Medical/Infections Waste Incinerators Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Mobile Sources (Rev. I00) Proposed Stage withdrawn on 10/16/2001 before DPB completed its review.
Rev. C97 - Emission Standards for Mobile Sources (Withdrawn - See 9 VAC 5-180) NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/01/1900 before the comment period ended.
Rev. G97 - Hazardous Pollutants Proposed Stage withdrawn on 01/01/1900 before the comment period ended.
Rev. F97 - Petroleum Liquid Storage and Transfer Operations NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/28/2000 after the comment period had ended.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
3/26/2018 Retain As Is
1/2/2013 Retain As Is
9/6/2011 Retain As Is
5/12/2011 Retain As Is
1/1/2001 Retain As Is