Virginia Characteristic Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Characteristic Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste characteristics: 9 Virginia Administrative Code 20-60-261

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Generators must identify their hazardous waste by determining whether it is a listed waste or exhibits a hazardous waste characteristic. Virginia incorporates by reference the federal rules that define a waste that exhibits the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity as a hazardous waste. The federal characteristic waste requirements are described in the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.

Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the state's rules for identifying characteristic hazardous waste.

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