Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Study Group Concerning Advanced Recycling

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/15/2021  9:00 am
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Department of Environmental Quality, Training Room, 1111 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23218 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 10/8/2021   (41k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 11/3/2021   (1671k)       DRAFT
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
As directed by the General Assembly’s 2021 Appropriation Act, Item 376, paragraph C, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has formed a study group to assist the Department in studying the chemical conversion process referred to as Advanced Recycling, which includes the processes of pyrolysis, gasification, depolymerization and other processes which convert certain plastic waste into hydrocarbon raw materials. The department will make recommendations based upon that study as to whether relevant air and water permitting regulations would provide adequate regulation of the industry, or would require revision in order to. ensure that the Commonwealth's air, water, land and other natural resources are fully protected. The purpose of this meeting is to review the information available on advanced recycling processes, other states’ approaches to regulation of those processes, and the operational history and environmental impacts of the industry. This meeting of the study group will be held in person. Please note that seating capacity is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis after seating all of the study group members, alternates, and persons providing technical support to the group; and providing for social distancing where necessary.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Gary E. Graham 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)689-4103    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-