Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Public Listening Session Regarding Federal Clean Power Plan Proposal

Meeting Details
Date / Time 7/24/2014  5:00 pm
Location Meeting Room, John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is convening an informal listening session on a proposed plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity from fossil fuels. These new EPA rules may have a significant impact on the Commonwealth. Implementing them in the best way for Virginia will require the integrated efforts of DEQ, other state agencies involved in power generation, the regulated community, and the public. Therefore, prior to taking any formal action, DEQ is seeking general input from the public on the best way for the Commonwealth to implement EPA's plan as currently proposed. Proposal information: EPA issued proposed emissions guidelines for the control of carbon dioxide (CO2) from existing power plants (79 FR 34830) and for modified and reconstructed power plants (79 FR 34960) on June 18, 2014. The EPA comment period for these proposals is currently open, and will close on October 16, 2014. You may attend an EPA public hearing, or provide written comments to EPA in a variety of ways--just follow the detailed information provided by EPA on the first page of the preamble to the proposal. You can also learn more about proposal details at EPA's website (" class="linkblue">, where they have posted the proposals, technical analyses, and other supporting information. DEQ has established a web page to convey information about Virginia's actions for meeting the federal requirements: This page will be updated periodically as new information and opportunities for public comment become available. How to comment to DEQ: In addition to attending a DEQ listening session, you may also email written comments to, send a fax (804-698-4510), or send postal mail to the Air Division, Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 1105, Richmond VA 23218 from July 17, 2014 to August 15, 2014. Please provide your full name, address and telephone number. Note that there is no formal DEQ proposal available for comment at this time. Also note that DEQ is gathering input from the public to help inform DEQ’s review of EPA’s proposed rule. If you wish to provide comments to EPA on EPA's proposed rule, you must submit those comments directly to EPA (see EPA’s website at
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Air Division 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (111)111-1111    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: ()-