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Code of Virginia
Title 10.1. Conservation
Chapter 13. Air Pollution Control Board

Article 5. Clean Coal Projects.

§ 10.1-1332. Definitions.

As used in this article, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Center" means the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research.

"Clean coal project" means any project that uses any technology, including a technology applied at the precombustion, combustion, or postcombustion stage, at a new or existing facility that (i) will achieve significant reductions in air emissions of sulfur dioxide or oxides of nitrogen associated with the utilization of coal in the generation of electricity, process steam, or industrial products and is not in widespread use or (ii) is otherwise defined as clean coal technology pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 7651n.

2006, c. 939, § 67-400; 2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 387.

§ 10.1-1333. Permitting process for clean coal projects.

To the extent authorized by federal law, the Department of Environmental Quality shall implement permit processes that facilitate the construction of clean coal projects in the Commonwealth by, among such other actions as it deems appropriate, giving priority to processing permit applications for clean coal projects.

2006, c. 939, § 67-401; 2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 387; 2022, c. 356.