Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Public Hearing - Proposed Amendments to the Solid Waste Management Regulations

Meeting Details
Date / Time 8/3/2009  10:00 am
Location Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Richmond, Virginia 23218; and by audio-conference at DEQ''s Blue Ridge Regional Office, 3019 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA, in Room 306. 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
A public hearing to receive comments on proposed Amendment 7 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations (Amendment 7). The proposed amendments will recodify the Solid Waste Management Regulation (VSWMR) 9 VAC 20-80 into a more cohesive and concise regulation. The recodified regulation will be 9 VAC 20-81. The proposed regulation includes the incorporation of the Vegetative Waste Management and Yard Waste Composting Regulation, 9 VAC 20-101. The existing 9 VAC 20-80 and 9 VAC 20-101 will be repealed. Other substantive changes include provisions for a pre-approved alternate liner design that does not require a variance submission; a pre-approved alternate cover design without a demonstration; consolidation of related topics; consolidation of exemptions into one section; the addition of standards for Centralized Waste Treatment facilities; revisions have made to conform to existing statutes; the unauthorized waste control program is moved to the operation section of each type of facility; citation to the federal regulations where feasible; composting and other types of facilities that are higher in the waste hierarchy will have less imposing standards; change from full permit to permit by rule status for composting facilities; and removal of operations manual from the permit. Also, in general, the regulations are revised to reflect future “streamlined” permits supplemented by more easily updated separate plan documents (operations, etc.). The proposal appears in the Virginia Register of Regulations on July 6, 2009. The public comment period begins July 6, 2009 and ends on September 4, 2009.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
This meeting is a public hearing to receive comment on the following proposed stage(s)
Amendment 7

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie Beckwith 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4123    FAX: (804)698-4327    TDD: ()-