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Virginia Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management rules: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) (interim status)

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Empty container rules: 9 VAC 20-60-261(A)

Organic air emission standards: 9 VAC 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the federal empty container standards and the organic air emission standards. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with the state's permit certification requirements and pay state permit application and permit certification fees. Refer to the state section TSDF PERMITS for information on the permitting process and fees.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the container requirements in Virginia.


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Virginia Containers Resources

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