Virginia Closure/Post-Closure Plans regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility closure and post-closure rules: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) (interim status)

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Closure for underground storage tanks: 9 VAC 25-580-310 to 25-580-350

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia incorporates by reference the federal rules for closure and post-closure rules of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Virginia follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste tanks, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment units, and surface impoundments. The state has additional requirements for the closure of underground storage tanks. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the closure and post-closure requirements for TSDFs in Virginia.

Guidance Document

DEQ has published a guidance document (in draft form) regarding closure of TSDFs: Draft Guidance Manual for Closure Plans for Hazardous Waste Management Facilities. To access this document, click here.


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Virginia Closure/Post-Closure Plans Resources

Type Title
Forms Waste Pile/Surface Impoundment Closrue Plan Review Form
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