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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
9/22/2023

9VAC15-20-90. Procedures for determining the consequences of a discharge.

The environmental impact assessment shall include a description of potential environmental and natural resource effects associated with discharges including the consequences of a discharge on finfish, shellfish and other marine or freshwater organisms; birds and other wildlife; air and water quality; land and water resources; and including the specific environmental and natural resource features listed in 9VAC15-20-70. The analysis should be specific to the proposed operation, the proposed location of the operation, and the natural resources in the vicinity of the proposed operation. The spill analysis shall be completed for oil, condensate, waste from gas, oil or geophysical operations or fluids, and natural gas discharges resulting from minor, moderate or major discharges as defined and described pursuant to the requirements of 9VAC15-20-80.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1188 et seq. and 45.2-1646 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR304-02-01 § 2.4, eff. November 3, 1993.

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