Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Variance for Merck Stonewall Plant [9 VAC 5 ‑ 190]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Review 581
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 1/1/2001
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 25(98), the Department of Environmental Quality, on behalf of the State Air Pollution Control Board, will review the regulations listed below. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended, or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 25(98).

The department and the board are seeking comment regarding whether the regulations meet their established goals and whether the regulations are written clearly and easily understandable by affected persons.


The regulation establishes a variance from most regulatory requirements of the State Air Pollution Control Board for the Stonewall Plant operated by Merck and Co., Inc. and located in Elkton, Virginia.

The goals of the regulation are to: (i) protect public health and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth; and (ii) allow variance from the regulations in such a manner as to enable operational flexibility while protecting public health and welfare.

Comments on the above will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., February 1, 2001. Comments may be submitted by mail, facsimile transmission, email, and must be submitted to Robert A. Mann, Director, Office of Air Regulatory Development, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 10009, Richmond, Virginia 23240 (email: (fax number 804-698-4510). Comments by facsimile transmission will be accepted only if followed by receipt of the signed original within one week. Comments by email will be accepted only if the name, address, and phone number of the commenter are included.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 1/1/2001
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 2/1/2001

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (4/3/2001)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line