The Virginia hazardous waste management regulations, which closely follow federal standards established under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), require permits for transportation, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes. For some activities at a facility, portions of the permit are issued by EPA's Region III office in Philadelphia.
Hazardous Waste Quick Links
Hazardous Waste 2011 Biennial Reporting
RCRA Corrective Action
Virginia DEQ’s Application for Revised Authorization, Revision III for the RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Program
Notification for New Generators and Notification Renewals
Generators may send EPA 8700-12 notification forms to obtain new EPA ID numbers, or revised notifications for changes in waste streams, generator status, or contact information, directly to DEQ.
RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Form, EPA Form 8700-12 (revised 12/2011)
Quick instructions for completing EPA form 8700-12 (revised 12/2011)
The addressee for notification forms and contact for notification form assistance is Maria G. Livaniou :
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
629 East Main St. Richmond, VA 23219
Generators obtaining provisional EPA ID numbers are also required to submit a Notification form (Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Instructions and Form Booklet). This does not establish a permanent EPA ID number but is required as part of our provisional number protocol. Notifications submitted in support of a provisional number must be sent directly to the DEQ Regional Office issuing the number.
Hazardous Waste Regulations
2012 Code of Federal Regulations
Final authorization of state hazardous waste management program revision
Final Hazardous Waste Fee Regulations
Immediate Final Rule 2012 for Hazardous Waste
Regulations also govern the issuance of:
Virginia currently has no permitted hazardous waste disposal sites.
Universal Waste Management
Universal waste is a subset of hazardous waste for which the United States Environmental Protection Agency has created streamlined management regulations to encourage the collection and recycling of some commonly generated hazardous waste. Click here for more information about universal waste management in Virginia.
Mercury Switch Program
Because many end-of-life vehicles are shredded for scrap metal reclamation, the presence of mercury switches contributes to mercury emissions when scrap steel is smelted for recovery and reforming. Virginia DEQ requires the removal of mercury convenience light switches from end-of-life motor vehicles prior to their demolition. Click here for more information about Virginia DEQ's mercury switch removal regulations, program history, and educational materials.
Northern Virginia Auto Body Shop Self-Certification Program