Virginia TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management requirements: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-264(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-264(B); 9 VAC 20-60-265(A) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(B) (interim status)

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Financial responsibility: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(8) to 20-60-264(B)(23)

Generator notification: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(31)(b)

Transfer of ownership: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(31)(c)

Release notification: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(31)(d)

Foreign source waste: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(31)(a)

Equipment testing records: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(4) and 9 VAC 20-60-265(B)(5) (interim status)

TSDF permit rules: 9 VAC 20-60-270, 9 VAC 20-60-124, and 9 VAC 20-60-1260 to 20-60-1286

Underground injection well prohibition: 9 VAC 20-60-264(B)(30) and 9 VAC 20-60-270(B)(4)

Regulatory Agency

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's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some stricter state requirements. The state's rules cover contingency plans, financial responsibility, hazardous waste tanks, generator notification, transfer of ownership, release notification, acceptance of foreign source waste, equipment testing records, permits and fees, and an underground injection well prohibition.

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

State Requirements


Virginia's contingency plan rules combine both the federal and state rules. Virginia has incorporated the federal contingency plan rules for TSDFs and added standards concerning notification and the follow-up report. Refer to the state section

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