Virginia Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Manifest system: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-262 to 20-60-263 (adoption of federal rules 40 CFR 262), 9 VAC 20-60-480

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Transportation of hazardous materials: 9 VAC 20-110-10et seq.

Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Programs

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. Virginia's rules for exporting hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations. Generators must designate on the manifest all subsequent transporters of the hazardous waste shipment. In addition to the requirements of 40 CFR 262, management of hazardous waste is required to comply with the regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials, including rules for packaging and labeling for transport under 9 VAC 20-110-10.

The state's requirements for importing hazardous waste follow the federal rules. A copy of the annual report that is required to be filed by March 1 each year under the federal regulations should be sent to DEQ and to the EPA Region 3 office in Philadelphia.

· Administration and enforcement. EPA and DEQ jointly administer and enforce Virginia's rules for importing and exporting hazardous waste.


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