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

Meeting Details
Date / Time 11/6/2012  1:00 pm
Location Department of Environmental Quality, 629 East Main Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room C, Richmond, Virginia 
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 amendments to the Voluntary Remediation Regulation (9VAC20-160). The proposal appears in the Virginia Register of Regulation on September 24, 2012. The public comment period begins on September 24, 2012 and ends on November 23, 2012. The agency performed an internal review of the Voluntary Remediation Regulations and determined that there was a continued need for this regulation. Since 1996 more than 325 applications have been submitted to the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). Certificates of completion have been issued to over 200 participants and the current active case load exceeds 125 sites. Without this program there is a likelihood that many of these cleanups may not have occurred. The regulation is not considered complex. Virginia Code Section 10.1-1232 of the Brownfield Restoration and Land Renewal Act requires the Waste Management Board to promulgate regulations that facilitate voluntary cleanup of contaminated sites where remediation is not clearly mandated by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Virginia Waste Management Act, or other applicable authority. This regulation does not overlap, duplicate, or conflict with federal or state law or regulation. The Voluntary Remediation Regulation was last amended in 2002 and became effective as a final regulation on July 1, 2002. Based on a 4-year periodic review, it was determined that the regulations needed to be updated to include current remediation levels; sampling and analysis methods; improved reporting requirements; and clarification of eligibility, termination, and application requirements. Amendment 2 is intended to revise the program procedures so that sites can be processed more efficiently and reflect changes in technology.
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 2

Contact Information
Name / Title: Gary E. Graham 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4103    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: (804)698-4021