Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
The first meeting of an ad hoc workgroup established pursuant to Chapter 688 of the 2022 Virginia Acts of Assembly.

Meeting Details
Date / Time 6/28/2022  9:00 am
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Workforce Development and Conference Center
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Conference Center Gallery
1651 E Parham Rd, Suite 108
Richmond, VA 23228 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 6/23/2022   (365k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 7/15/2022   (225k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing the first meeting of an ad hoc workgroup to assist in developing regulations regarding criteria to determine if a significant adverse impact to prime agricultural soils or forest lands is likely to occur as a result of a proposed solar project that is a small renewable energy project. This workgroup will also assist in developing criteria for an applicant of a solar project to address in a plan to mitigate any significant adverse impacts to soils and lands. A list of ad hoc workgroup members is available on the DEQ web page, The first meeting of this workgroup will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 28, 2022 in the Conference Center Gallery at the Workforce Development and Conference Center located on the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Campus, 1651 E Parham Rd, Suite 108, Richmond, VA 23228. Please note that while this is a public meeting and members of the public are invited to attend, only members of the workgroup will be asked to participate.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
The agency plans to discuss the following regulations at this meeting:
9 VAC 15-60 Small Solar Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation

Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan Tripp 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
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