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General Business Resources and Regulatory Updates

This page provides a listing of general business resources, regulatory changes, updates or information that may affect your business. Visit the Industry Sector Resources page for resources and regulatory information organized by business or industry.

General Business Resources 


Regulatory Updates and Information

Description Forms, Facts, Tools Notifications, Guidance

On June 18, 2020 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted petitions to add n-propyl bromide (also known as 1-bromopropane or 1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) contained in the Clean Air Act (CAA). Following this action, the EPA will take a separate regulatory action to add 1-BP to the list of HAP under CAA section 112(b)(1).

The EPA is planning in a future action to modify the CAA section 112(c)(1) source category list to add a new source category that would cover 1–BP emissions from all dry cleaning operations.
Fact Sheet - Final Notice: Granting Petitions to List 1-bromopropane (1-BP) as an Air Toxic EPA Grants Petitions To Add 1- bromopropane to the List of Hazardous Air Pollutants
Area Source Boiler MACT 40 CFR Subpart JJJJJJ EPA Boiler Brochure Tune Up Notification Form Guidance Info Initial Notification Form
Commercial Sterilization Industrial Facilities-Industrial users of ethylene oxide (EtO)
NOTE: Subpart O does not apply to
ethylene oxide sterilization operations
at stationary sources such as hospitals, doctors offices, clinics, or other facilities whose primary purpose is to provide medical services to humans or animals. The EPA is scheduled to issue updated regulations of ethylene oxide emissions for medtech sterilization in mid-2020.
40CFR Part 63 Subpart O

EtO OSHA Factsheet

Ethylene Oxide Emissions Standards for Sterilization Facilities: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)-Subpart O

Fumigation-Qualified Fumigation Facilities (QFF) QFF Fact Sheet & QFF Forms ACG-015 Compliance Guidance for the implementation of the Permitting Exemption for Qualified Fumigation Facilities
Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (Ex: Generators) operating in all areas of Virginia. 40 CFR Subpart ZZZZ EPA Brochure Initial Notification Form

EPA Regulation Navigation Tool
REG NAV Description:The Regulation Navigation (Reg Nav) tool is a TurboTax-like software program that guides the user through a set of questions. At the end, a web link provides the specific regulatory text that applies to a particular engine.

Stage I/II Vapor Recovery Testing Standards 2020 Gasoline Dispensing Facility Compliance ACG-003 Guidance for Decommissioning or Maintenance of Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities in the Northern Virginia & Richmond Volatile Organic Compound Control Emission Control Areas
Tank Trucks-Vapor Tightness Testing and Certification Cargo Tank Truck Test Certification Form ACG-013 Air Compliance Guidance for the Testing, Monitoring, and Certification Provisions of 9 VAC 5 Chapter 40 Part II Article 37 Requiring Approval or Acceptance by the Board
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting TRI Facilities Facilities subject to Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting must use North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes to identify their principal business activities when submitting their reports. Reports are annually on July 1st.


State of Virginia

  • Air Regulations - covers stationary sources, such as industrial facilities and other fixed emission sources, mobile sources, such as vehicle emissions, and regulations to ensure that certain projects conform with federal requirements
  • Water Regulations - DEQ's two Water Divisions (Water Permitting and Water Planning) are responsible for carrying out the mandates of the State Water Control Law, as well as meeting Virginia's federal obligations under the Clean Water Act
  • Waste Regulations - includes solid waste and hazardous waste, transport of hazardous materials, voluntary remediation, regulated medical waste, waste tires, coal combustion by-products and yard waste composting
  • Virginia Administrative Code - search environmental regulations by keyword or phrase. Included are guidelines on how to format your search
  • Search for other legislative information by subject. Included are General Assembly bills and resolutions, the Code of Virginia, and more.
  • Virginia Regulatory Town Hall - A comprehensive source of information concerning the development of regulations by executive branch agencies in Virginia. The Town Hall is designed to allow interested parties to find regulations and track proposed changes. It also promotes public participation in the administrative rulemaking process and allows the Commonwealth to manage the regulatory process more efficiently
  • Virginia Register of Regulations - he text of proposed and final regulations, whether amended or newly adopted, is published in the Register. The Register also contains basis, purpose, substance and issues statements and summaries for each proposed regulation, as well as a detailed economic impact analysis.

Federal Government

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

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