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'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.
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