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Solid Waste Experimental Facility Permit

Who Must Apply

Any owner or operator of a solid waste treatment facility who proposes to use innovative or experimental treatment technologies or processes for which permit standards have not been promulgated.


Virginia Code  §10.1-1408.1

Virginia Administrative Code 9 VAC 20-81-480 through 9 VAC 20-81-600


One year; may be renewed not more than three times, each for a period of not more than one calendar year.


Permit fees for all solid waste facilities are specified in 9 VAC 20-90-10 et seq.

Typical Requirements of a Permit

  1. Public and private facilities must conform to siting, design, operation, monitoring, closure, remedial action, testing and reporting requirements as appropriate for the type of facility.
  2. Privately owned or operated facilities must comply with the Financial Assurance Regulations for Solid Waste Facilities (9 VAC 20-70-10 et seq.).

Application Process

  1. Contact DEQ Regional Office - Land Protection Program Manager
  2. Certain permit application and permit issuance requirements may be waived except for the certification from the local governing body that the proposed facility complies with all local ordinances, disclosure statement requirements, financial responsibility and procedures regarding public participation.
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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