Virginia Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) (interim status)

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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 incorporates by reference the federal rules for surface impoundments. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use surface impoundments must comply with the state's permit certification requirements, and pay state permit application and permit certification fees. Refer to the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Land Protection and Revitalization is responsible for administering and enforcing the surface impoundment requirements in Virginia.


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