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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

9VAC15-70-50. Determination of likely significant adverse impacts for combustion energy projects with rated capacity greater than five megawatts.

A. The department shall find that significant adverse impacts to wildlife are likely whenever the wildlife analyses prescribed in 9VAC15-70-40 A document that any of the following conditions exists:

1. State-listed T&E wildlife are found to occur within the disturbance zone;

2. The disturbance zone is located on or within one-half mile of a known or potential sea turtle nesting beach; or

3. The disturbance zone is located in part or in whole within zone 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, or 14 on the Coastal Avian Protection Zones (CAPZ) map and the height of the tallest point of the built structures exceeds 200 feet.

B. The department shall find that significant adverse impacts to historic resources are likely whenever the historic resources analyses prescribed by 9VAC15-70-40 B indicate that the proposed project is likely to diminish significantly any aspect of a historic resource's integrity.

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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