Virginia Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-261(A) to 20-60-261(B)(4)

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Solid waste exclusion:

Solvent-contaminated wipes: 9 VAC 20-60-18

Hazardous waste secondary materials: 9 VAC 20-60-261(B)(8)

Delisting petitions: 9 VAC 20-60-1380

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 incorporates by reference the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes, although it specifically has not adopted the 2008 federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for hazardous waste secondary materials. There are additional state requirements in connection with substituting state addresses for federal addresses.

Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste determination and classification rules.

State Requirements


EPA's "contained-in" policy is a flexible version of the mixture and derived-from rules created to apply to debris as well as environmental media (i.e., soil, groundwater, sediments). Although the EPA does not consider environmental media and debris to be hazardous waste in and of themselves, the EPA requires that these materials be regulated as hazardous waste during the time ...

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