Governing Law and Regulations
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 follows the federal requirements for hazardous waste transporters. Virginia also has additional transporter requirements in the event of a hazardous waste discharge or spill.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEQ administers and enforces Virginia's hazardous waste transporter rules.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS
9 VAC 20-60-430 and 9 VAC 20-60-470
Virginia follows the federal rules for manifests and recordkeeping. Transporters may not accept hazardous waste for shipment unless accompanied by a manifest prepared, dated, and signed by the generator. Transporters may accept hazardous waste from small quantity generators without a manifest if the waste is subject to a reclamation agreement. Manifest records must be kept for at least 3 years. See the national section MANIFESTS for more information.
9 VAC 20-60-490
Transporters must meet the federal requirements and additional requirements of Virginia law. The transporter is responsible for the cleanup of any hazardous waste spills that occur during transport. In the event of a discharge or spill of hazardous waste, the transporter must notify the following contacts:
- Local authorities.
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