Virginia Delisting Petitions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Delisting petitions: 9 Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 20-60-260(B)(9) and regulations at 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-1380

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State delisting: 9 VAC 20-60-1420

Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Program Coordination

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia does not have EPA authorization to delist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) wastes. Therefore, the federal rules for delisting petitions are effective in Virginia. Virginia rules adopt federal rules 40 CFR 260except40 CFR 260.20 and 40 CFR 260.22.

All delisting petitions must be submitted to EPA Region 3. However, EPA Region 3 recommends that persons filing delisting petitions contact DEQ to find out if there are any state procedures that have to be followed for the waste for which delisting is sought. A copy of the delisting petition must be filed with DEQ.

Virginia also has some state guidelines regarding delisting procedures.

Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 3 administers and enforces the rules for delisting petitions in Virginia.

State Requirements


9 VAC 20-60-1380

All delisting petitions filed with EPA Region 3 must also be sent directly to DEQ. Once EPA Region 3 has made a decision on a delisting petition, DEQ will give notice of its intention to adopt the decision.

Successful petitioners must provide: notice to DEQ that EPA Region 3 granted a delisting petition; the petitioner's name and address; a copy of the petition; and a copy of EPA's ...

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