Virginia Hazardous Air Pollutants regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazardous Air Pollutants: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, and 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 5-60-60 to 5-60-110

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Toxic pollutants: 9 VAC 5-60-200 to 5-60-270 and 9 VAC 5-60-300 to 5-60-370

Definitions: 9 VAC 5-60-210 and 9 VAC 5-60-310

New sources of toxic pollutants:

Applicability and exemptions: 9 VAC 5-60-300

Emissions standard: 9 VAC 5-60-320

Significant ambient air concentrations: 9 VAC 5-60-330

Compliance: 9 VAC 5-60-360

Existing sources of toxic pollutants:

Applicability and exemptions: 9 VAC 5-60-200

Emissions standard: 9 VAC 5-60-220

Significant ambient air concentrations: 9 VAC 5-60-230

Compliance: 9 VAC 5-60-260

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 a state program to control the discharge of toxic air pollutants by requiring all sources to comply with ambient air limits established by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). In addition, the DEQ has incorporated by reference the federal National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) standards, including the source-specific NESHAPs known as maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards. For more information, see the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Air Quality administers and enforces the federal hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) regulations and the state toxic air pollutant regulations.

State Requirements

DEFINITIONS

9 VAC 5-60-210 and 9 VAC 5-60-310

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