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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

9VAC15-100-70. Site plan and context map requirements.

A. The applicant shall submit a site plan that includes maps showing the physical features, topography, and land cover of the area within the site, both before and after construction of the proposed project. The site plan shall be submitted at a scale sufficient to show and shall include the following: (i) the boundaries of the site, disturbance zone with 100 foot buffer or local zoning setback requirement as applicable, storage infrastructure, open areas, and screening areas; (ii) the location, height, and dimensions of all existing and proposed energy storage systems, other structures, fencing, and other infrastructure; (iii) the location, grades, and dimensions of all temporary and permanent onsite and access roads from the nearest county or state maintained road; (iv) water bodies, waterways, wetlands, and drainage channels; and (v) for facilities subject to 9VAC15-100-30, the location of any mitigation measures and resources subject to mitigation.

B. The applicant shall submit a context map including the area encompassed by the site and within five miles of the site boundary. The context map shall show state and federal resource lands and other protected areas, Chesapeake Bay Resource Protection Areas pursuant to 9VAC25-830-80, historic resources, state roads, waterways, locality boundaries, forests, open spaces, farmland, brownfield sites, and transmission and substation infrastructure.

C. The applicant shall submit post-construction site maps to the department within six months after beginning commercial operation that show the physical features, topography, and land cover of the area within the site. The maps shall contain the following:

1. The boundaries of the site, disturbance zone with 100-foot buffer or local zoning setback requirement as applicable, open areas, and screening areas;

2. Infrastructure placement;

3. Mitigation required pursuant to 9VAC15-100-60, as applicable; and

4. Location of any avoided cultural resources.

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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