Governing Law and Regulations
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization
Virginia Resource Authority (VRA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Brownfield Program provides a process for nonenforcement containment and cleanup actions, penalty immunity and mitigation in enforcement situations, and limits on liability for certain owners. The DEQ also administers the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP), which is a mechanism for site owners and operators to voluntarily address contamination at sites with concurrence with the DEQ. For additional guidance, see the national section BROWNFIELDS.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEQ enforces the state's voluntary remediation regulations related to brownfields cleanup. The VRA provides funding for brownfields remediation projects for localities and governmental authorities.