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This News Feed provides updates on all aspects of the solid waste program including permitting, compliance, groundwater, recycling, composting, planning, financial assurance, SWIA, and other elements. These updates include notification of draft Guidance available for review, final guidance issued, periodic reviews, issuance of ACLs, updates on items from the Solid Waste Stakeholder Conference and other program updates. This News Feed is the primary manner in which DEQ notifies interested stakeholder of these items including the opportunity to provide comments on Draft Guidance documents. If you sign up for this News Feed, you do not have to separately sign-up for the "Solid Waste Recycling, Composting, and Planning" News Feed as any item sent from that News Feed will be sent from this News Feed as well.

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ACL Table Updates

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: December 01, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Informal comment period for Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Regulations (9VAC20-130)

This is to notify you that changes are being considered to the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Regulations (9VAC20-130). This regulation establishes requirements for localities to conduct planning efforts to ensure that solid waste is properly managed now and in the future. It also implements the mandatory recycling rates described in state statute. The public notice link is located at: . The link to the Town Hall notice with the proposed changes and other information can be found at: Anyone wishing to submit written comments for the public comment file may do so by mail, email or fax to Melissa Porterfield, Office of Regulatory Affairs, P.O. BOX 1105, Richmond, VA 23218, phone: 804-698-4238, FAX: 804-698-4019, email:

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: March 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Draft Landfill Gas Guidance Requests for Comments

The Department is seeking to improve its existing guidance on landfill gas monitoring and remediation. You can find the draft guidance package @
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 2:29 pm

Universal Waste Lamp Crushing Regulations Become Effective on January 1, 2017

The amended regulations addressing the requirements for the crushing of universal waste (UW) lamps under the Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations become effective on January 1, 2017.

All handlers of UW lamps that have a crushing operation at their facility, regardless of size, must notify the applicable DEQ regional office within 30 days of commencing the crushing operation. New facilities must comply with the requirements in the UW lamp crushing regulations once crushing operation is to begin. Facilities with existing crushing operations must notify the applicable DEQ regional office by January 31, 2017 and demonstrate compliance with the new requirements by April 1, 2017.

The DEQ has developed guidance to assist UW handlers who either wish to continue crushing UW lamps or plan to begin crushing UW lamps after the effective date of the regulations. The guidance as well as a FAQ document may be found at the following links:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Ashby Scott, Hazardous Waste Permit Writer, Office of Financial Responsibility and Waste Programs at:

From: Leslie Beckwith

Sent: February 01, 2017 at 10:49 am

Groundwater ACL Update

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has completed the annual update of ACL values. The 2016 ACL values are effective February 15 2016. The letter and tables are available on the DEQ website on the Land Division webpage.

From: Justin Williams

Sent: January 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm