Governing Law and Regulations
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization Office of Financial Responsibility and Data Management
DEQ Office of Wetlands and Stream Protection
DEQ State Water Control Board (Board)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia incorporates by reference the federal financial assurance requirements for post-closure and closure of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) with some additional state requirements. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for a review of the federal requirements. The state has established its own standards for permitted solid waste disposal, transfer, and treatment facilities.
The state has established separate financial responsibility requirements for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). Virginia follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs). The state has established a UST trust fund that may satisfy a portion of the financial responsibility requirements for eligible owners. See the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a review of the federal UST financial responsibility rules.
The state has established financial assurance requirements for dredge and fill activities in wetlands under the Virginia Water Protection Permit ...