Renewable Energy Guidance

Disclaimer: When using the PBR Guidance documents, please be aware that it is provided as guidance only and, as such, sets forth standard operating procedures for the agency. However, it does not mandate any particular method for complying with the regulations, nor does it prohibit any alternative method. If alternative proposals are made, such proposals will be reviewed and accepted or denied based upon their technical adequacy and compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.

Wind Permit by Rule (PBR) Guidance

DEQ has developed guidance for the benefit of Wind PBR permit applicants, members of the public, and agency staff. The Wind PBR Guidance provides DEQ's suggestions as to how the requirements of 9 VAC 15-40, the 'Small Renewable Energy Project (Wind) Permit by Rule' regulation, might be met. Like the statute and implementing regulations, the Wind PBR Guidance addresses pre-construction natural resource analyses, mitigation plans, post-construction monitoring, and other PBR requirements and issues. Where appropriate, the Guidance discusses methods of performing the required regulatory tasks. The Guidance consists of the following modules as described in the cover memo for the Wind PBR Guidance:

Solar Permit by Rule (PBR) Guidance

DEQ has developed guidance for the benefit of Solar PBR permit applicants, members of the public, and agency staff. The Solar PBR Guidance provides DEQ's suggestions as to how the requirements of 9 VAC 15-60, the 'Small Renewable Energy Project (Solar) Permit by Rule' Regulation, might be met. Like the statute and implementing regulations, the Solar PBR Guidance addresses the PBR requirements and issues. Where appropriate, the Guidance discusses methods of performing the required regulatory tasks. The Guidance consists of the following modules as described in the cover memo for Solar PBR Guidance:

Combustion Permit by Rule (PBR) Guidance

DEQ has developed guidance for the benefit of Combustion PBR permit applicants, members of the public, and agency staff. The Combustion PBR Guidance provides DEQ's suggestions as to how the requirements of 9 VAC 15-70, the 'Small Renewable Energy Project (Combustion) Permit by Rule' Regulation, might be met. Like the statute and implementing regulations, the Combustion PBR Guidance addresses the PBR requirements and issues. Where appropriate, the Guidance discusses methods of performing the required regulatory tasks. The Guidance consists of the following modules as described in the cover memo for Combustion PBR guidance:

Additional Resources for Guidance

 

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Richmond, VA 23218
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