Virginia Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan requirements: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-262(A), 9 VAC 20-60-264(A), and 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(5); 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(B)(6) (interim status)

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Notification: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(5) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(B)(6) (interim status)

Follow-up report: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(5) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(B)(6) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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 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.

State Requirements


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 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.


9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(5)

In addition to the information that is required under the federal ...

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