Virginia Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New source performance standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60 and 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 5-50-400

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National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 63 and 9 VAC 5-60-90

Existing sources: 9 VAC 5-40-10

Existing sources of fugitive particulate matter and visible emissions: 9 VAC 5-40-60 to 5-40-120

Existing sources of odor: 9 VAC 5-40-130 to 5-40-150

New sources: 9 VAC 5-50-10

New sources of fugitive particulate matter and visible emissions: 9 VAC 5-50-60 to 5-50-120

New sources of odor: 9 VAC 5-50-130 to 5-50-150

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 has incorporated by reference the federal NSPS and NESHAP requirements, many of which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.

Virginia has its own regulations for fugitive emissions that follow the federal regulations. The state's regulations primarily focus on fugitive, visible, and odorous emissions from both existing and new sources. In addition to the general requirements, there are many source-specific fugitive emissions standards that may be more stringent.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Air Quality is authorized to administer and enforce the state's air pollution control regulations, including those dealing with fugitive, visible, and odorous emissions.

State Requirements


9 VAC 5-40-10

The following fugitive, visible, and odorous emissions ...

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Virginia Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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