Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
The first meeting of a regulatory advisory panel to assist DEQ in the regulatory process to amend 9 VAC 15-60 to comport with the requirements of Chapter 688 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly

Meeting Details
Date / Time 6/23/2023  10:00 am
Type Physical Location Only 
Location Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality
Piedmont Regional Office
4949-A Cox Road Glen Allen, VA 23060 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 6/16/2023   (102k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 7/12/2023   (297k)       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 a regulatory advisory panel (RAP) to assist DEQ in the regulatory process of revising the Solar Permit by Rule (PBR) regulation related to impacts on prime agricultural soils and forest lands affected by the PBR program. The RAP 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 prime agricultural soils and forest lands. The first meeting of this RAP will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 23, 2023, at DEQ’s Piedmont Regional Office. The Piedmont Regional Office is located in the Innsbrook Corporate Center in the northwest quadrant of the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area at 4949-A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Turn right into the parking lot at the DEQ sign and enter the building on the left side. Please note that while this is a public meeting and members of the public are invited to attend, only members of the RAP 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  / Small Renewable Energy PBR Program
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)664-3470    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-