Virginia Accumulation Time regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
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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 standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.

Generators should note that Virginia does require generators to comply with on-site storage standards that are in addition to those required under federal law. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for guidance on how to store hazardous waste on-site without a permit in compliance with the state's more stringent requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the generator accumulation time requirements in Virginia.


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