Virginia Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plan requirements: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (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)

Hazardous waste large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan requirements: 9 VAC 20-60-262(A)

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION

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 ...


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