Governing Law and Regulations
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization Hazardous Waste Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Virginia as of April 8, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state also follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans and has added standards for TSDFs concerning notification and a follow-up report.
• Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Virginia.
9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(5)
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to immediately notify either the National Response Center or the government official designated ...