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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 15. Department of Environmental Quality
Chapter 100. Small Energy Storage Facilities Permit by Rule
7/25/2024

9VAC15-100-130. Small energy storage facilities with a disturbance zone less than or equal to 10 acres or meeting certain categorical criteria.

A. Facilities meeting one of the following conditions shall be subject to this section:

1. Facilities with a disturbance zone less than or equal to 10 acres; or

2. Facilities located on previously disturbed or repurposed areas without regard to the size of the disturbance zone, or the rated power capacity is less than or equal to 150 MW and any impact to undisturbed areas is less than or equal to 10 acres.

B. An application for a PBR under this section shall contain the following:

1. The NOI in a form acceptable to the department;

2. A certification by the governing body of the locality wherein the project will be located that the project complies with all applicable land use ordinances;

3. An interconnection agreement pursuant to 9VAC15-100-30 A 4;

4. A certification signed and stamped by a professional engineer licensed in Virginia that the maximum storage capacity of the facility, as designed, does not exceed 150 MW;

5. A detailed site plan meeting the requirements of 9VAC15-100-70;

6. A certification signed by the applicant that the department has been notified that the applicant intends to apply for or has applied for or obtained all necessary environmental permits for the project; and

7. The appropriate fee pursuant to 9VAC15-100-110.

C. An applicant seeking a PBR under this subsection shall submit the application documents according to the requirements of 9VAC15-100-30 B 2.

D. The owner or operator of a PBR must provide notification to DEQ of operation within 30 days of the start of operation.

E. A facility with a rated power capacity equal to or less than one MW is not required to submit any notification or certification to the department.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1197.5 and 10.1-1197.6 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 11, eff. January 1, 2022.

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