Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Third meeting of the ad hoc workgroup established pursuant to House Bill 206 (HB206), Chapter 688 of the 2022 Virginia Acts of Assembly

Meeting Details
Date / Time 8/19/2022  9:30 am
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Hillsdale Conference Center
550 Hillsdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 8/15/2022   (71k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 9/6/2022   (124k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) formed an ad hoc workgroup to assist in developing regulations regarding criteria to determine mitigation strategies for a significant adverse impact to prime agricultural soils or forest lands 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 third meeting of this workgroup will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 19, 2022 at Hillsdale Conference Center, 550 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901. 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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