Air: Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 10.1-1309, VCA 10.1-1311, VCA 10.1-1316, and VCA 10.1-1320
Asbestos: VCA 40.1-51.4, VCA 40.1-51.22, VCA 40.1-51.39, and VCA 54.1-517
Hazardous waste: VCA 10.1-1455 and VCA 10.1-1428
Pesticides: VCA 3.2-3940 to 3.2-3947
Solid (nonhazardous) waste: VCA 10.1-1455, VCA 10.1-1410
Underground storage tanks (USTs): VCA 62.1-44.34
Drinking water: VCA 32.1-176
Groundwater: VCA 62.1-270
Oil spills: VCA 62.1-44.34:20
Wastewater: VCA 62.1-44.32
Wetlands: VCA 28.2-1203, VCA 28.2-1213, VCA 28.2-1318, VCA 28.2-1320, VCA 28.2-1418, and VCA 28.2-1420
Workplace safety and health: Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act (VOSH Act), VCA 40.1-49.4
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Program (VOSH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia law provides for administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations of its environmental rules.
Virginia is a "state-plan" state.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's divisions are responsible for the administration and enforcement of Virginia's environmental rules.