Waste Permit Time Frames

Solid waste landfill

  • Part A
    • Completeness review: 30 days
    • Processing of complete application: 90 days (estimated)
    • Public comment: N/A
  • Part B
    • Completeness review: 30 days
    • Processing of complete application: 180 days (estimated)
    • Public comment: 90 days (estimated)

Solid waste treatment and storage

  • Permits-by-Rule
    • Completeness review: 30 days
  • Part A
    • Completeness review: 30 days
    • Processing of complete application: 60 days  (estimated)
    • Public comment: N/A
  • Part B
    • Completeness review: 30 days
    • Processing of complete application: 120 days  (estimated)
    • Public comment: 90 days  (estimated)

Yard waste composting

Regulated Medical Waste Full (Off-Site) Permit-by-Rule

  • Permits-by-Rule
    • Completeness review: 30 days (estimated)

Regulated Medical Waste On-Site Permit-by-Rule and Yard Waste Composting Permits-by-Rule

Effective upon filing complete application and required information.

Hazardous waste

  • Treatment and storage
    • Completeness review: 60 days
    • Processing of complete application: 120 days
    • Public comment: 135 days *
    • Remarks: * Includes 60 days for EPA review and 45 days for public comment.
  • Land disposal
    • Completeness review: 60 days
    • Processing of complete application: 250 days
    • Public comment: 135 days*
    • Remarks: * Includes 60 days for EPA review and 45 days for public comment.
  • Incineration: Trial burn
    • Completeness review: 60 days
    • Processing of complete application: 250 days
    • Public comment: 135 days *
    • Remarks: * Includes 60 days for EPA review and 45 days for public comment.
  • Incineration: Final
    • Completeness review: 60 days
    • Processing of complete application: 120 days
    • Public comment: 135 days *
    • Remarks: * Includes 60 days for EPA review and 45 days for public comment.
  • Emergency permit
    • Completeness review: 5 days
    • Processing of complete application: 10 days
    • Public comment: 30 days *
    • Remarks: * Public notice occurs after permit issuance.
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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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