Virginia Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment facility permit rules: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-270 and 9 VAC 20-60-124

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit application fees: 9 VAC 20-60-1260 and 9 VAC 20-60-1260 to 20-60-1286

Annual fees for TSDFs: 9 VAC 20-60-1283 and 9 VAC 20-60-1284

Permit certification: Virginia Code Annotated, Title 10.1-1433 to 10.1-1449, 9 VAC 20-20-20 to 20-20-160, 9 VAC 20-40-20 to 20-40-160, and 9 VAC 20-50-20 to 20-50-110

Hazardous waste treatment facility requirements: 9 VAC 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) (interim status)

On-site generator treatment: 9 VAC 20-60-262(A)

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 federal requirements for hazardous waste treatment facilities, including standards for generators treating hazardous waste on-site. The rules applicable to generators were revised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, adopted by Virginia and effective in the state as of April 8, 2018. In addition, the state has adopted several more stringent rules in connection with permits and fees for hazardous waste treatment facilities.

Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces hazardous waste treatment requirements in Virginia.

State Requirements


Permits and Fees

Hazardous waste facility owners and ...

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