Virginia Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 5-80-1100 to 5-80-1320

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Applicability: 9 VAC 5-80-1100

Application content: 9 VAC 5-80-1140 and 9 VAC 5-80-1150

Exemptions: 9 VAC 5-80-1105

Major source construction permits:

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 9 VAC 5-80-1605 to 5-80-1995, 9 VAC 5-85-10, 9 VAC 5-85-40, and 9 VAC 5-85-50

Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 9 VAC 5-80-2000 to 5-80-2240

State operating permits: 9 VAC 5-80-800 to 5-80-1040, 9 VAC 5-85-10, 9 VAC 5-85-60, and 9 VAC 5-85-70

Applicability: 9 VAC 5-80-800

Application content: 9 VAC 5-80-840

Application review: 9 VAC 5-80-860, 9 VAC 5-80-870, and 9 VAC 5-80-1020

Major source operating permits:

Title V operating permits: 9 VAC 5-80-50 to 5-80-300, 9 VAC 5-80-710, 9 VAC 5-80-720, 9 VAC 5-85-10, 9 VAC 5-85-20, and 9 VAC 5-85-30

Other state permits:

General permits: 9 VAC 5-80-120, 9 VAC 5-80-1030, 9 VAC 5-80-1250, and 9 VAC 5-510 to 5-540

Other permitting considerations:

Maintenance or malfunction: 9 VAC 5-20-180

Fees: 9 VAC 5-80-2280

Regulatory Agency

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Air Quality

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia requires new, modified, relocated, and reconstructed sources of air pollution to obtain a construction permit before the project may begin. An operating permit is obtained in certain situations, either by request of the source or order of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), ...


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