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

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Rules for conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): 9 VAC 20-60-261

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)

CESQG hazardous waste management: 9 VAC 20-60-261(B)(5)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia follows the federal requirements for hazardous waste generators, with additional state rules for notification, on-site storage (accumulation), permitted transporters and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), contingency plan notifications, and conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) disposal.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's 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 DEQ of their hazardous waste activities. Virginia prohibits the transport, treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous waste unless proper notification has been given (9 VAC ...


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