Virginia Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-264 and 9 VAC 20-60-265 (interim status)

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On-site storage rules for generators: 9 VAC 20-60-262

Pre-accumulation notification: 9 VAC 20-60-262(B)(4)

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 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.

State Requirements


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.


Pre-accumulation Notification

9 VAC 20-60-262(B)(4)

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 ...

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