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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 15. Department Of Environmental Quality
Chapter 70. Small Renewable Energy Projects (Combustion) Permit by Rule
10/25/2021

9VAC15-70-130. Combustion energy projects with rated capacity less than or equal to five megawatts or meeting other specified criteria.

A. The owner or operator of a combustion energy project is not required to submit any notification or certification to the department if the combustion energy project has a rated capacity equal to or less than 500 kilowatts.

B. The owner or operator of a combustion energy project shall notify the department and shall submit a certification by the governing body of the locality or localities wherein the project will be located that the project complies with all applicable land use ordinances, if the project meets either of the following criteria:

1. The combustion energy project has a rated capacity greater than 500 kilowatts and less than or equal to five megawatts; or

2. The combustion energy project has a rated capacity greater than five megawatts and meets all of the criteria specified in this subdivision.

a. The combustion energy project has a disturbance zone:

(1) Less than or equal to 10 acres; or

(2) Greater than 10 acres but utilizes existing parking lots, existing roads, or other previously disturbed areas and any impacts to undisturbed areas do not exceed an additional 10 acres;

b. The tallest point of the built structures does not exceed 200 feet; and

c. If utilizing or demolishing existing buildings, utilizes or demolishes existing buildings:

(1) Less than 50 years of age; or

(2) 50 years of age or older that have been evaluated and determined by DHR within the preceding seven years to be not VLR-eligible.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1197.6 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 24, eff. August 28, 2013.

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