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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 91. Regulations for the Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions in the Northern Virginia Area
9/23/2020

9VAC5-91-70. Appeal of Case Decisions.

A. Any owner, emissions inspector, emissions repair technician, or other party significantly affected by any action of the director or the department taken without a formal hearing may request a formal hearing in accordance with § 2.2-4020 of the Administrative Process Act, provided a formal hearing has not been waived and a petition requesting such formal hearing is filed with the director within 30 days after notice of the action is mailed, by postal or electronic delivery, or delivered to such owner, emissions inspector, emissions repair technician, or party requesting notification of such action.

B. In cases where the director or the department fails to make a case decision within the time frame specified by § 2.2-4021, the owner, emissions inspector, emissions repair technician, or other party significantly affected, may provide written notice to the director that a decision is due in accordance with § 2.2-4021 of the Administrative Process Act. Appeals thereafter shall be in accordance with the Administrative Process Act.

C. Prior to any formal hearing, an informal fact finding shall be held pursuant to § 2.2-4019 of the Administrative Process Act, unless the named party and the director consent to waive the informal fact finding and go directly to a formal hearing.

D. Any decision of the director resulting from a formal hearing or from an informal fact finding wherein the parties have agreed to waive a formal hearing shall constitute the final decision for purposes of Article V (§ 2.2-4025 et seq.) of the Administrative Process Act.

E. Judicial review of any final decision shall be in accordance with Article V (§ 2.2-4025 et seq.) of the Administrative Process Act.

F. Nothing in this section shall prevent disposition of any case by consent.

G. Any petition for a formal hearing or any notice or petition for an appeal by itself shall not constitute a stay of decision or action.

Statutory Authority

§ 46.2-1180 of the Code of Virginia; § 182 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51, Subpart S.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 13, Issue 05, eff. January 24, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. October 1, 2002; Volume 29, Issue 24, eff. August 28, 2013.

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