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 20-60-264(B)(26)

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

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, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.

In addition, the state adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste tank regulations for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) 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. 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. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and ...


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