The main objective for the Air Compliance Program is to ensure that regulated facilities in Virginia are complying with applicable regulatory standards. Compliance activities are performed in six regional offices by air inspectors who conduct site evaluations, observe source emissions testing, and review a variety of federal and/or state required facility reports to determine the overall compliance status of more than 5,000 facilities.
The Office of Air Compliance Coordination (OACC) is responsible for assisting our regional staff in their work; managing federal fiscal commitments; providing training opportunities and regulatory information; participating in policy development; and assessing program effectiveness.
OACC also provides information and assistance throughout this site to the regulated facilities as well as the private community through various links, informational brochures and various tools as listed within these paragraphs or as seen below. This page offers a variety of downloadable Compliance Forms; Stage I/II Vapor Recovery Guidance Memo; Va. Reformulated Gas (RFG) Counties List and VDACS Fuel Regulation; compliance calendars (listed and provided below); as well as the Consumer Products Rule and a listing of Air Consultants (Rev: January 2014) who offer various air quality services/testing. Note: VADEQ does not endorse any one vendor and the list has been provided only as a courtesy.
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgates new federal regulations for air sources links and/or other information can be found here in an outreach effort to provide the latest regulatory information available. If you need specific regulatory guidance or further assistance please feel free to contact Central Office OACC Staff or Regional Air Staff.
Stage II Enforcement Discretion for New or Major Modified GDFs
Virginia Stage II Vapor Recovery Control requirements are still in effect until the law is changed or removed through the regulatory process. Therefore, GDFs located in Stage II Vapor Recovery Control areas are still required by law to comply with the law. Enforcement discretion explained in the memo below is limited, situation specific and does not relieve GDFs of the requirements of the law.
Public Notice: Stage II - Proposal for Northern Virginia (Open for Public Comment: February 10 - March 14, 2014) - please see Notice for further details)
IMPORTANT NOTICE - As of January 1, 2012 all data submitted to DEQ under the air, waste, and water quality laws 10.1-1300 et seq., 10.1-1400 et seq., and 62.1-44.2 et seq. of the Code of Virginia must come from a certified environmental laboratory. Visit the Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (VELAP) web page for additional information.
UPDATE: For the first time, regulated entities have easy access to potential air, water, and waste regulatory impacts affecting their combustion activities - please visit the Combustion Portal at www.combustionportal.org which provides federal and state compliance information and sustainability content for various combustion processes.
COMPLIANCE CALENDARS (Dry Cleaners)
COMPLIANCE CALENDARS (Stage I/II GDF)
Public Notice: Stage II - Proposal for Northern Virginia (Open for Public Comment: Februry 10 - March 14, 2014 - please see Notice for further details)