The Virginia Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) can provide small businesses free and confidential technical assistance on air quality and other related environmental requirements. The program is set up to help small businesses understand and comply with the Clean Air Act and Virginia's environmental regulations.
The program in the past has developed and distributed guidance materials, conducted workshops and training, this type of assistance is still available on a smaller scale.
Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA)
Michael Dowd, the Air Division Director and Small Business Ombudsman and Patti Higgins, the Small Business Assistance Liaison, are available to provide small businesses with assistance via email, toll-free Hot Line assistance or on-site evaluations. The OSBA staff continues to be dedicated to helping business owners and operators learn about current regulatory requirements and recent regulatory changes, and understand the impact of these requirements on their operations.
Visit the Business and Industry Resources web page, which provides a listing of businesses likely to be affected by the Clean Air Act and Virginia's Regulations. Menus listed to the left of this page (and pages throughout the agency website) provides topic specific information, business assistance and resource information, new or updated regulatory standards, federal and state regulatory information, media specific permitting information, permitting expert tool, (to see if you may need a permit). Other information provided includes, various applications or forms, trade associations, media or program specific information, sucess stories, and other helpful informational links.
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.
Combustion Portal: For the first time regulated entities have easy access to potential air, water, and waste regulatory impacts affecting their combustion activities as well as combustion calculators available to help estimate emissions and rule requirements.
Air Consultant Listing (Rev. July. 2012): This listing is not endorsed by DEQ and is provided as a courtesy.
Note: Full Version Calendars: contain forms, examples, contact and regional info, descriptions, etc.
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.