Virginia Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Phosphorus: Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 62.1-193.1 and VCA 62.1-193.2

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Exclusions: VCA 62.1-193.2

Fertilizers: Virginia Pesticide Control Act (Act), VCA 3.2-3602, VCA 3.2-3607, and VCA 10.1-104.5

Golf courses: VCA 10.1-104.2 and VCA 10.1-104.5

Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

Virginia Department of State Police (DSP)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia has passed laws limiting the amount of phosphates in household dishwasher detergent sold in the state. The state also bars the sale of lawn fertilizer containing phosphorus.

Virginia has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contains certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives. In addition, a growing number of states are regulating how products that ...


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