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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization Hazardous Waste Management Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia has adopted by reference the federal regulations for universal waste and adds extensive provisions for the crushing of universal waste lamps. Virginia also adds requirements to the federal universal waste petition procedures for those seeking to add a hazardous waste or a category of hazardous waste to the Virginia universal waste regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization administers and enforces the universal waste rules in Virginia.
As under the federal rules, the used lamp must be a waste as well as a hazardous waste under 40 CFR 261 to be managed under the universal waste rules. A used lamp becomes a waste in Virginia on the date that the handler permanently removes it from its fixture. An unused lamp becomes a waste on the date the handler discards it.