Virginia Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporters: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-420 to 20-60-500

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Manifests and recordkeeping: 9 VAC 20-60-430 and 9 VAC 20-60-470

Discharges: 9 VAC 20-60-490

Transfer facilities: 9 VAC 20-60-500

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 transporters. Virginia also has additional transporter requirements in the event of a hazardous waste discharge or spill.

Administration and enforcement. The DEQ administers and enforces Virginia's hazardous waste transporter rules.

State Requirements



9 VAC 20-60-430 and 9 VAC 20-60-470

Virginia follows the federal rules for manifests and recordkeeping. Transporters may not accept hazardous waste for shipment unless accompanied by a manifest prepared, dated, and signed by the generator. Transporters may accept hazardous waste from small quantity generators without a manifest if the waste is subject to a reclamation agreement. Manifest records must be kept for at least 3 years. See the national section MANIFESTS for more information.


9 VAC 20-60-490

Transporters must meet the federal requirements and additional requirements of Virginia law. The transporter is responsible for the cleanup of any hazardous waste spills that occur during transport. In the event of a discharge or spill of hazardous waste, the transporter must notify the following contacts:

  • Local authorities.
  • The National Response ...

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