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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 20. General Provisions
10/30/2020

9VAC5-20-200. Air Quality Control Regions.

Region 1 - Eastern Tennessee-Southwestern Virginia Interstate Air Quality Control Region (Virginia).

The Eastern Tennessee-Southwestern Virginia Interstate Air Quality Control Region (Virginia portion) consists of the territorial area encompassed by the boundaries of the following jurisdictions or described area (including the territorial area of all localities geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited):

COUNTIES

CITIES

Bland
Buchanan
Carroll
Dickenson
Grayson
Lee
Russell
Scott
Smyth
Tazewell
Washington
Wise
Wythe

Bristol
Galax
Norton

Region 2 - Valley of Virginia Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

The Valley of Virginia Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by the boundaries of the following jurisdictions or described area (including the territorial area of all localities geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited):

COUNTIES

CITIES

Alleghany
Augusta
Bath
Botetourt
Clarke
Craig
Floyd
Frederick
Giles
Highland
Montgomery
Page
Pulaski
Roanoke
Rockbridge
Rockingham
Shenandoah
Warren

Buena Vista
Clifton Forge
Covington
Harrisonburg
Lexington
Radford
Roanoke
Salem
Staunton
Waynesboro
Winchester

Region 3 - Central Virginia Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

The Central Virginia Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by the boundaries of the following jurisdictions or described area (including the territorial area of all localities geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited):

COUNTIES

CITIES

Amelia
Amherst
Appomattox
Bedford
Brunswick
Buckingham
Campbell
Charlotte
Cumberland
Franklin
Halifax
Henry
Lunenburg
Mecklenberg
Nottoway
Patrick
Pittsylvania
Prince Edward

Bedford
Danville
Lynchburg
Martinsville
South Boston

Region 4 - Northeastern Virginia Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

The Northeastern Virginia Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by the boundaries of the following jurisdictions or described area (including the territorial area of all localities geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited):

COUNTIES

CITIES

Accomack
Albemarle
Caroline
Culpeper
Essex
Fauquier
Fluvanna
Gloucester
Greene
King and Queen
King George
King William
Lancaster
Louisa
Madison
Mathews
Middlesex
Nelson
Northampton
Northumberland
Orange
Rappahannock
Richmond
Spotsylvania
Stafford
Westmoreland

Charlottesville
Fredericksburg

Region 5 - State Capital Intrastate Air Quality Control Region

The State Capital Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by the boundaries of the following jurisdictions or described area (including the territorial area of all localities geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited):

COUNTIES

CITIES

Charles City
Chesterfield
Dinwiddie
Goochland
Greensville
Hanover
Henrico
New Kent
Powhatan
Prince George
Surry
Sussex

Colonial Heights
Emporia
Hopewell
Petersburg
Richmond

Region 6 - Hampton Roads Intrastate Air Quality Control Region

The Hampton Roads Intrastate Air Quality Control Region consists of the territorial area encompassed by the boundaries of the following jurisdictions or described area (including the territorial area of all localities geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited):

COUNTIES

CITIES

Isle of Wight
James City
Southampton
York

Chesapeake
Franklin
Hampton
Newport News
Norfolk
Poquoson
Portsmouth
Suffolk
Virginia Beach
Williamsburg

Region 7 - National Capital Interstate Air Quality Control Region (Virginia).

The National Capital Interstate Air Quality Control Region (Virginia portion) consists of the territorial area encompassed by the boundaries of the following jurisdictions (including the territorial area of all localities geographically located within the outermost boundaries of the area so delimited):

COUNTIES

CITIES

Arlington
Fairfax
Loudoun
Prince William

Alexandria
Fairfax
Falls Church
Manassas
Manassas Park

NOTE: In addition to the air quality control regions delineated here which form the geographic basis for the legal applicability of the regulations and air quality programs, there are administrative regions for all types of administrative actions (such as permit processing and responding to public inquires). This is done because it is necessary for administrative purposes that certain localities be in regions other than those listed above. This administrative delineation in no way alters the applicability of the regulations. Maps showing boundaries for both air quality control regions and administrative regions, and lists showing the assignment of localities for both, are available from the department upon request.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 1997.

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