Virginia Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Rules for large quantity generators (LQGs): 9 VAC 20-60-262

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Rules for small quantity generators (SQGs): 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-262

Rules for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): 9 VAC 20-60-262

Notification:

Hazardous waste activities: 9 VAC 20-60-305, 9 VAC 20-60-315, and 9 VAC 20-60-325

On-site storage: 9 VAC 20-60-262(B)(4)

Provisional identification number: 9 VAC 20-60-328(D)

Permitted transporters and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 9 VAC 20-60-262(B)(6) and 9 VAC 20-60-328(C)

VSQG hazardous waste management: 9 VAC 20-60-262(B)(12)

Regulatory Agency

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, with additional state rules for notification; on-site storage (accumulation); permitted transporters and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); and very small quantity generator (VSQG) hazardous waste disposal.

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

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION

Hazardous Waste Activities

9 VAC 20-60-305, 9 VAC 20-60-315, and 9 VAC 20-60-325

All persons involved in hazardous waste management activities must notify the DEQ of their hazardous waste activities. ...


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