RCRA Corrective Action

The RCRA Corrective Action Program requires investigation and cleanup of hazardous releases that pose an unacceptable risk at RCRA hazardous waste facilities.  The program is implemented in accordance with the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA) and accompany regulations.  The Commonwealth of Virginia was authorized to administer RCRA Corrective Action, effective September 29, 2000, and works in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement the program.  This is accomplished through existing Hazardous Waste Management Permits, Facility Lead Agreements, EPA Administrative Orders, and DEQ Remedy Consent Orders.  For more information on the program within EPA Region 3, please visit EPA’s Corrective Action web page.

The number of facilities currently being addressed by RCRA Corrective Action in Virginia is 121.  These facilities are also referred to as the 2020 baseline because program goals are set to be achieved by 2020.  Program goals include:

  • Site assessments leading to final remedy decisions performed at 100% of the 2020 baseline facilities
  • Current human exposures under control at 95% of the 2020 baseline facilities (Human Health Environmental Indicator)
  • Migration of contaminated groundwater under control at 95% of the 2020 baseline facilities (Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control Environmental Indicator)
  • Construction of final remedies complete at 95% of the 2020 baseline facilities

Progress on Virginia’s RCRA Corrective Action goals as of January 2018:

  • Site assessments complete at 121 facilities (100%)
  • Current human exposures under control at 119 facilities (98%)
  • Migration of contaminated groundwater under control at 115 facilities (95%)
  • Construction of final remedies complete at 99 facilities (82%)

RCRA Corrective Action Team Members

 Title Contact Name/Email  Phone Number
Team Leader Brett Fisher (804) 698-4219
Project Manager Ryan Kelly    (804) 698-4045
Project Manager

Kurt Kochan

 (703) 583-3825 
Project Manager Tara Mason  (804) 698-4218
South River Mercury Scientist Calvin Jordan  (540) 574-7802

 

 

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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