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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by generators, and added storage notification rules for generators and requirements for permitting hazardous waste storage facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Virginia.
Permits and Fees
Permitted storage facilities in Virginia must comply with additional state permit application requirements and permit conditions and pay permit application, modification, and certification fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information.
Before a generator begins to accumulate hazardous waste in Virginia in accordance with 9 VAC 20-60-262, the DEQ must be notified. Notification to the DEQ must include the exact location of the accumulation area at the generator's site. New generators must notify the DEQ at the time the generator files the Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity. The ...