Virginia Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste management law and rules: Virginia Waste Management Act, Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 10.1-14 and regulations at 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-80

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Transportation of solid and regulated medical waste on state waters: 9 VAC 20-170

Applicability: 9 VAC 20-170-30

Definitions: 9 VAC 20-170-10

Containers: 9 VAC 20-170-70

Receiving facilities: 9 VAC 20-170-80 to 20-170-190

Release reporting: 9 VAC 20-170-410

Vessel fees: 9 VAC 20-170-195

Release reporting: 9 VAC 20-170-410

Fees: 9 VAC 20-170-195

Financial responsibility: 9 VAC 20-170-300

Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization

Local governments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Virginia's solid waste rules follow the same regulatory framework but are somewhat more stringent than the federal guidelines and requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Virginia has state-specific regulations for the transportation of solid and regulated medical waste on state waters.

Virginia has a voluntary program for the registration of waste tire haulers.

Local governments are responsible for developing solid waste management plans.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces Virginia's solid waste rules and the rules for the transportation of solid waste on state waters. Local governments regulate solid waste haulers.

State Requirements



9 VAC 20-170-30

These regulations apply to owners and operators of vessels transporting solid or regulated ...

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