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Virginia Waste Management Board


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Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 120]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes permit requirements for the storage, treatment and disposal off regulated medical wastes, rules for packaging and labelling the waste, five approved treatment processes, etc.
State Authority Section 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority none beyond that provided by 42 USC 6941 et seq.

40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 257
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To protect the public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

To protect public health, safety and welfare and the environment from harmful results of mismanagement of regulated medical waste by its generators, transporters, storers, treaters or disposers.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Justin L. Williams 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: justin.williams@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4185    FAX: (804)698-4234    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment 3 NOIRA Secretary of Natural Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment to Repeal Transporter Registration Requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/4/2013.
Final Exempt Action - Amendment 8 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/3/2011.
Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/19/2002.

Past Periodic Reviews
Optional Title Date Filed Status
3/12/2014 Retain As Is
10/11/1999 Amend