Governing Law and Regulations
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.
PERMITTED TREATMENT FACILITIES
Permits and Fees
Hazardous waste facility owners and ...