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Voluntary Demand Response Generator General Permit

Permit Applicability:

To qualify for the Voluntary Demand Response Generator General Permit, the facility must meet the following:

  • Must be a stationary internal combustion engine that participates in a nonemergency voluntary demand response program (i.e., load curtailment, demand response, peak shaving or like program).
  • Must be a new or modified source (after August 17, 2011).
  • Must be a minor source (not subject to the provisions of Article 1, 3, 7, 8, or 9 of Part II of 9 VAC 5-80 (Permits for Stationary Sources)).
  • Must have an aggregate rated electrical power output less than or equal to: 

    • For compression ignition (CI) engines in Attainment or Nonattainment Areas: 
      58,886 kW (78,966 bhp) 
    • For spark ignition (SI) engines in an Attainment Area: 
      60,970 kW (81,761 bhp) 
    • For spark ignition (SI) engines in a Nonattainment Area: 
      37,750 kW (50,623 bhp)

Expiration of Permit:

General permits do not expire except if the general permit is modified and re-issued by the Department. At that time, the facility has a year from re-issuance of the general permit to apply and receive the new general permit.

Application Fees:

No application fee or annual fee.

Public Participation Requirements:

General permits do not have to go through public participation.

Time Frames:

A response to each application for coverage under the general permit will be provided within 30 days.

Application Process:

  • Fill out a complete Form 530 application
  • The Local Governing Body Certification Form is already located in the Form 530 application.

 Send all of the completed application and application spreadsheets (with cover letter and other documents) to the appropriate regional office.


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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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