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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia adopts by reference the federal contingency plan rules and adds state provisions. Virginia has incorporated the federal contingency plan rules for large quantity generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and has added standards concerning notification and the follow-up report.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Virginia.
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 as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. Virginia requires the emergency coordinator to notify the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Emergency Operations; the National Response Center; and the on-scene coordinator.