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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 15. Department of Environmental Quality
Chapter 20. Guidelines for the Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments for Oil or Gas Well Drilling Operations in Tidewater Virginia
12/5/2022

9VAC15-20-100. Spill release and contingency planning.

The environmental impact assessment shall describe procedures that will be developed and implemented to prepare for, equipment that will be installed to detect and respond to, and facilities and equipment that will be installed or available to contain minor, moderate and major discharges of oil, condensate, natural gas, waste from gas, oil, or geophysical operations or fluids as defined pursuant to the requirements of 9VAC15-20-80 as well as fires or other hazards to the environment. A discharge contingency plan prepared in conformance with the requirements of the State Water Control Board's regulation entitled "Facility and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Regulation" (9VAC25-91) will fulfill the information requirement of this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 45.2-1646 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR304-02-01 § 2.5, eff. November 3, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 13, eff. March 26, 2014.

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