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Wind TurbineDEQ has developed the Wind Permit by Rule (PBR) Regulation and the Wind PBR Guidance. Information about the development of both documents appears below. 

Wind PBR Regulation 

The Wind PBR was published in the Virginia Register on November 22, 2010, becoming effective on December 22, 2010.

Wind 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 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.

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The modification to the Rocky Forge Wind PBR was issued on 10/16/2020.

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