Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality

General Notice
Guidance Document Posted - Civil Charges and Civil Penalties in Administrative Actions
Date Posted: 8/16/2006
Expiration Date: 8/31/2006
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
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This guidance sets out the specific criteria used by the Department of Environmental Quality (“Department”) to calculate appropriate civil charges and civil penalties in administrative actions for the Air Program, the Waste Program, and the Water Quality and Water Resources Management Programs.  This guidance does not address civil penalty calculations in judicial proceedings, nor does it address fines in criminal prosecutions.  Mobile source charges and penalties are discussed in separate guidance.  This new guidance on Civil Charges and Civil Penalties in Administrative Actions (No. 2-2006) is now in effect and it replaces Chapter 4 of the 1999 Enforcement Manual.  The guidance document can be found at:


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Name / Title: John E. Ely 
Address: 629 East Main Street
Richmond, 23240
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