Virginia Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank management rules: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(8) to (11); 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(B)(8) to (12) (interim status)

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Organic air emission rules: 9 VAC 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) (interim status)

Compliance deadlines: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(24) to (26)

Notification and reports: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(27)

Regulatory Agency

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste Division

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 tank regulations but replaces certain compliance deadlines with its own deadlines (all of which have passed) and adds requirements regarding reports submitted in the event of tank leaks and spills. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks to store or treat hazardous waste must comply with the state's permit certification requirements and pay state permit application and permit certification fees. Refer to the state section TSDF PERMITS for information on the permitting process and fees.

· Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank requirements in Virginia.

State Requirements

COMPLIANCE DEADLINES

9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(24) to (26)

Virginia replaces the deadlines listed in the federal tank rules as follows:

  • In 40 CFR 264.191(a), the compliance date of January 12, 1988, for a written assessment of the tank's system integrity, applies only to tanks under the Hazardous and Solid ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements