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Latest updates in our waste regulatory programs (solid/ hazardous waste and groundwater), the petroleum program, Superfund and DEQ’s voluntary/Brownfield programs, including upcoming events.

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ACL Updates

DEQ has published the newly updated Default 10-6 Alternate Concentration Limits (ACL) Table, effective January 2, 2018. The letter, updated Table 6.1 and the list of changes can be found on the DEQ website at:
The new, updated ACL table issued as “draft” reflects the updates in the EPA Regional Screening Level (RSL) Table through the end of 2017.

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: December 01, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Updated Landfill Gas Guidance

DEQ's Division of Land Protection and Revitalization has released new guidance and submission instructions titled "Clarification of Landfill Gas Regulatory Requirements" These documents have been posted to Town Hall. The guidance document can be found here:\TownHall\docroot\GuidanceDocs\440\GDoc_DEQ_6251_v1.pdf. Submission Instruction 13--Landfill Gas Management, Remediation, and Odor Plans for Solid Waste Disposal Facilities can be found here:\TownHall\docroot\GuidanceDocs\440\GDoc_DEQ_2137_v4.pdf

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: October 05, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule – Not Effective in Virginia on May 30, 2017

This is just a reminder that although this new EPA regulation will be effective on the federal level on May 30,2017,it will not be effective in Virginia until the new requirements are adopted as part of the Virginia Hazardous Waste Regulations. Since Virginia is an authorized state, Virginia is required to adopt those provisions of the rule that are more stringent than the current RCRA regulations to maintain authorized status. Authorized states are not required to adopt provisions of the rule that are less stringent or no more stringent that the current hazardous waste regulations.
In Virginia, new EPA hazardous waste rules are typically adopted administratively by reference. Such regulatory changes must first be approved by the Virginia Waste Management Board and typically become effective 30 or more days after publication in the Virginia Register.
If you would like to stay abreast of upcoming regulatory changes, you might want to consider signing up for email notification of actions at the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website ( For further questions about this rule, please contact Leslie Romanchik, Hazardous Waste Program Manager, at

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: May 26, 2017 at 11:19 am

Upcoming Electronics Recycling Workshop

VADEQ and EPA are hosting an Electronics Recycling Workshop on June 28th in Richmond, Virginia. The link to agenda and hotel information is below. There will be speakers from EPA, VA localities, and Industry. Please share this information with staff and members of your planning unit. You may RSVP to Katy Dacey@ on or before June 19th.

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: May 25, 2017 at 9:34 am

Draft Landfill Guidance Request for Comments

The Department is seeking to improve its existing guidance on landfill gas monitoring and remediation. You can find the draft guidance package @ It includes revisions to the existing Submission Instruction No. 13 and Solid Waste Inspection Manual attachments. Please submit any comments by Friday, April 14, 2017, to Kathryn Perszyk, Solid Waste Permit Coordinator, at Kathryn.Perszyk@deq.virginia. If you have any questions, please also contact Kathryn.

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: March 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm