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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 160. Regulation for General Conformity

9VAC5-160-80. Relationship of state regulations to federal regulations.

A. In order for the Commonwealth of Virginia to fulfill its obligations under the federal Clean Air Act, some provisions of this chapter are required to be approved by EPA and when approved those provisions become federally enforceable.

B. In cases where this chapter specifies that procedures or methods shall be approved by, acceptable to, or determined by the board or department or other similar phrasing or specifically provide for decisions to be made by the board or department, it may be necessary to have the actions (approvals determinations, exemptions, exclusions, or decisions) reviewed and confirmed as acceptable or approved by EPA in order to make them federally enforceable. Determination of which state actions require federal confirmation or approval and the administrative mechanism for making associated confirmation or approval decisions shall be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with EPA regulations and policy.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 26, eff. January 1, 1997.

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