Virginia Environmental Impact Statement: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State projects: Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 10.1-1188

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Oil or gas well drilling operations: VCA 28.2-100 and VCA 62.1-195.1; 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 15-20-10 to 15-20-170

Environmental impact assessment (EIA): 9 VAC 15-20-50 to 15-20-130

EIA procedure: 9 VAC 15-20-150 to 15-20-170

Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Act impact analysis: VCA 10.1-1440

Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Impact Review (OEIR)

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia does not have a statute similar to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that requires state agencies to prepare an EIS for actions that may cause environmental harm. However, Virginia statutes do require an impact analysis (IA) for hazardous waste site applications and an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for oil and gas drilling operations in Virginia tidewaters. Virginia also requires the submittal of environmental impact reviews (EIRs) for major state projects by certain state entities.

Where a project is subject to both state and federal requirements, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will accept a suitable federal document as the state EIR. The document must meet the state standards.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's OEIR determines whether a particular project will require the submission of an EIR. The OEIR also reviews NEPA documents, including draft and final EISs, and provides scoping comments for the preparation of these documents. The DEQ ...

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