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's solid waste rules follow the same regulatory framework but are somewhat more stringent than the federal guidelines and requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
Virginia has state-specific regulations for the transportation of solid and regulated medical waste on state waters.
Virginia has a voluntary program for the registration of waste tire haulers.
Local governments are responsible for developing solid waste management plans.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces Virginia's solid waste rules and the rules for the transportation of solid waste on state waters. Local governments regulate solid waste haulers.
TRANSPORTATION ON STATE WATERS
9 VAC 20-170-30
These regulations apply to owners and operators of vessels transporting solid or regulated ...