Virginia Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits:

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State operating permits: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 5-80-800 to 5-80-1040

Title V operating permits: 9 VAC 5-80-50 to 5-80-300 and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: 9 VAC 5-80-50, 9 VAC 5-80-60, and 9 VAC 5-85-10 to 5-85-30

Application requirements: 9 VAC 5-80-90

Action on the application: 9 VAC 5-80-150, 9 VAC 5-80-270, and 9 VAC 5-80-290

Annual compliance certification: 9 VAC 5-80-110

Fees: 9 VAC 5-80-310 to 5-80-355

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. Sources of air contaminants in Virginia must obtain an operating permit. Non-Title V sources must comply with the state operating permit provisions. Major sources subject to the Title V program must comply with Virginia's Title V operating permit program, which follows the federal program and has received final full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effective November 30, 2001. The EPA has also approved a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas emissions that is consistent with the federal requirements. See the national section TITLE V for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Air Quality is authorized to administer and enforce all air quality operating permit regulations in Virginia.

State Requirements


State Operating Permit

9 VAC 5-80-800 to 5-80-1040

Sources not subject to Title V operating permit provisions may be required to obtain a state operating permit. Refer to the ...

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