Virginia Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 25-590-10 to 25-590-260

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Hazardous waste:

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 9 VAC 20-60-264

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): 9 VAC 25-640-10 to 25-640-250

Solid waste: 9 VAC 20-70-10 to 20-70-290

Wetlands: 9 VAC 25-770-10 to 25-770-190

Regulatory Agency

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 ...

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