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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 70. Air Pollution Episode Prevention
9/29/2020

9VAC5-70-30. General.

A. An air pollution episode plan provides procedures to be followed whenever the air quality has the potential of reaching levels which could cause significant harm to public health.

B. Whenever the board determines that the accumulation of air pollution may attain, is attaining or has attained a level or levels considered injurious to human health, air pollution episode stages designated as watch, alert, warning and emergency shall be declared. In making a determination, the criteria defined in 9VAC5-70-40 shall be used as guidance.

C. To assure compliance with this chapter, owners of sources as applicable shall submit standby emission reduction plans in accordance with 9VAC5-70-50. In accordance with such standby emission reduction plans, control requirements as specified in 9VAC5-70-60 shall be implemented as a designated level is reached.

D. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as allowing any owner or other person to be in violation of any provision of these regulations or any other applicable regulations, laws, ordinances or orders of the governmental entities having jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1307 and 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-07-03, eff. August 3, 1979.

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