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.
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.
||PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
||REGULATION FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
||SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITE CERTIFICATION
||TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
||ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITE CERTIFICATION
||HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITING CRITERIA
||VIRGINIA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
||FINANCIAL ASSURANCE REGULATIONS FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL, TRANSFER AND TREATMENT FACILITIES
||SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
||COAL COMBUSTION BYPRODUCT REGULATIONS
||SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PERMIT ACTION FEES AND ANNUAL FEES
||REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
||REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS
||SOLID WASTE PLANNING AND RECYCLING REGULATIONS
||REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF RECYCLING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FOR TAX EXEMPTION PURPOSES
||WASTE TIRE END USER REIMBURSEMENT REGULATION
||VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION REGULATIONS
||TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID AND MEDICAL WASTES ON STATE WATERS
||LITTER RECEPTACLE REGULATIONS
||MERCURY SWITCH REGULATIONS
||REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF RECYCLING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL TAX EXEMPTION PURPOSES
||UNIFORM ENVIRONMENTAL COVENANTS ACT REGULATION
Guidance documents are available on the Virginia Town Hall