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Virginia Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 10.1-1309, VCA 10.1-1311, VCA 10.1-1316, and VCA 10.1-1320

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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

Water:

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

Regulatory Agencies

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.

Requirements

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

Prohibited Act Penalty
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