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Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 121]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes permit requirements for the storage, treatment and disposal of regulated medical wastes, rules for packaging and labeling the waste, 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.
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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Priscilla F. Rohrer  / Guidance & Regulation Coordinator
Address: Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 3000
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)217-7074    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment 3 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/15/2023.