Governing Law and Regulations
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 has extensive regulations for regulated medical waste (RMW) packaging and labeling, permitting, spills and cleanup, recordkeeping, transport, treatment, storage, and disposal. Unlike many states, there are no hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) in Virginia. See the state section INCINERATORS for information concerning incinerators.
• Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces Virginia's RMW rules.