Laws Regulations & Guidance

Laws

Laws governing the activities of the Land Protection and Revitalization Division are the Virginia Waste Management Act and the State Water Control Law. The Virginia Waste Management Act includes laws relating to solid waste and hazardous waste, transport of hazardous materials, voluntary remediation, regulated medical waste, waste tires, coal combustion by-products and yard waste composting. The State Water Control Law governs aboveground storage tanks and underground storage tanks.

Pursuant to these statutes, the Virginia Waste Management Board promulgates regulations governing solid waste, hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and voluntary remediation. The State Water Control Board promulgates regulations for aboveground storage tanks and underground storage tanks. Guidance is developed by DEQ to assist in the implementation of the laws and regulations. 

Regulations

The Virginia Waste Management Board adopts Virginia's waste regulations, which include solid waste and hazardous waste, transport of hazardous materials, voluntary remediation, regulated medical waste, waste tires, coal combustion by-products and yard waste composting. Proposed changes to the waste regulations can be tracked though the Virginia Regulatory Townhall website. An agency contact is provided for each regulatory action if you have any questions.

A report (a printout of multiple sections of any regulation) can be obtained by going to the below links to the Legislative Information System for each chapter listed in the Virginia Administrative Code (VAC).  Once you access the VAC chapter of interest, choose the “create a report” option under that chapter.

Virginia Administrative Code, Title 9, Agency 20

Chapter Description
Chapter 11  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
Chapter 15 REGULATION FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Chapter 20 SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITE CERTIFICATION
Chapter 30 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
Chapter 40 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITE CERTIFICATION
Chapter 50 HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITING CRITERIA
Chapter 60 VIRGINIA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
Chapter 70 FINANCIAL ASSURANCE REGULATIONS FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL, TRANSFER AND TREATMENT FACILITIES
Chapter 81 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
Chapter 85 COAL COMBUSTION BYPRODUCT REGULATIONS
Chapter 90 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PERMIT ACTION FEES AND ANNUAL FEES
Chapter 110 REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Chapter 120 REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
Chapter 130 SOLID WASTE PLANNING AND RECYCLING REGULATIONS
Chapter 140 REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF RECYCLING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FOR TAX EXEMPTION PURPOSES
Chapter 150 WASTE TIRE END USER REIMBURSEMENT REGULATION
Chapter 160 VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION REGULATIONS
Chapter 170 TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID AND MEDICAL WASTES ON STATE WATERS
Chapter 190 LITTER RECEPTACLE REGULATIONS
Chapter 200 MERCURY SWITCH REGULATIONS

9VAC15-30 REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF RECYCLING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL TAX EXEMPTION PURPOSES
9VAC15-90 UNIFORM ENVIRONMENTAL COVENANTS ACT REGULATION

Guidance

Guidance documents are available on the Virginia Town Hall  and DEQ websites.
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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