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Virginia Waste Management Board


chapter
Solid Waste Management Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 81]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes standards and procedures for the siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, closure and post-closure care of solid waste management facilities.
State Authority Section (10.1-1402 )11 of the Code of Virginia Section 10.1-1408.1 et seq et seq.
Federal Authority 42 USC 6941 et seq.

40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 258
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 establish standards and procedures pertaining to the siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, closure, post-closure care, and for undertaking corrective action in order to protect the public's health, safety and welfare and the environment from the harmful results of the mismanagement of solid wastes by its generators, storers, treaters or disposers.

To provide the means for identification and prevention of open dumping.

To establish a sound regulatory and programmatic basis for obtaining and maintaining approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to operate Virginia's program.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Justin L. Williams 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: justin.williams@deq.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)698-4185    FAX: (804)698-4234    TDD: (804)-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Incorporation of EPA revisions to requirements concerning Inactive CCR Surface Impoundments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/3/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment to incorporate federal standards for the disposal of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/27/2016.
Amendment for Open Burn Exemptions Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/5/2013.
Final Exempt Action - Amendment 8 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/3/2011.
Amendment 7 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/16/2011.