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9VAC20-60-262

9VAC20-60-262. Adoption of 40 CFR Part 262 by reference.

A. Except as otherwise provided, the regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency set forth in 40 CFR Part 262 are hereby incorporated as part of the Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. Except as otherwise provided, all material definitions, reference materials and other ancillaries that are a part of 40 CFR Part 262 are also hereby incorporated as part of the Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations.

B. In all locations in these regulations where 40 CFR Part 262 is incorporated by reference, the following additions, modifications and exceptions shall amend the incorporated text for the purpose of its incorporation into these regulations:

1. In 40 CFR 262.42(a)(2), the words "for the Region in which the generator is located" is deleted from the incorporated text and is not a part of these regulations.

2. In 40 CFR 262.12, 40 CFR 262.53, 40 CFR 262.54, 40 CFR 262.55, 40 CFR 262.56 and 40 CFR 262.57, the term "Administrator" shall mean the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or his designee.

3. In 40 CFR 262.12, 40 CFR 262.53, 40 CFR 262.54, 40 CFR 262.55, 40 CFR 262.56 and 40 CFR 262.57, the term "Regional Administrator" shall mean the regional administrator of Region III of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or his designee.

4. For accumulation areas established before March 1, 1988, a generator who is not otherwise exempted by 40 CFR 261.5 shall notify the department of each location where he accumulates hazardous waste in accordance with 40 CFR 262.34 by March 1, 1988. For accumulation areas established after March 1, 1988, he shall notify the department and document in the operating record that he intends to accumulate hazardous waste in accordance with 40 CFR 262.34 prior to or immediately upon the establishment of each accumulation area. In the case of a new generator who creates such accumulation areas after March 1, 1988, he shall notify the department at the time the generator files the Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity that he intends to accumulate hazardous waste in accordance with 40 CFR 262.34. This notification shall specify the exact location of the accumulation area at the site.

5. In addition to the requirements in 40 CFR Part 262, management of hazardous wastes is required to comply with the Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials (9VAC20-110), including packaging and labeling for transport.

6. A generator shall not offer his hazardous waste to a transporter that has not received an EPA identification number or to a facility that has not received a permit and an EPA identification number.

7. In 40 CFR Part 262, Subpart H, the terms "EPA" and "Environmental Protection Agency" shall mean the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

8. In addition to the requirements of this section, large quantity generators are required to pay an annual fee. The fee schedule and fee regulations are contained in Part XII (9VAC20-60-1260 through 9VAC20-60-1285) of this chapter.

9VAC20-60-315

9VAC20-60-315. Notification.

A. Any person that notified the EPA of hazardous waste management activities as referenced in 9VAC20-60-305 B shall provide a copy of that notification to the department.

B. Any person involved in hazardous waste management activities that did not comply with the notification requirements of the EPA as referenced in 9VAC20-60-305 B but is subject to those requirements shall notify the department in writing of their hazardous waste management activities by the effective date of this chapter. Notification shall be accomplished by the use of EPA Form 8700-12.

C. Any person who initiated a hazardous waste management activity subsequent to the preliminary notification period of 42 USC § 6930 but prior to the effective date of this chapter shall notify the department of the initiation of such activities by the effective date of this chapter. Notification shall be accomplished by the use of EPA Form 8700-12.

D. Anyone who becomes a large quantity generator shall notify the department in writing immediately of this change in status and document the change in the operating record. Any large quantity generator who ceases to be a large quantity generator shall notify the department in writing immediately of this change in status and document the change in the operating record.

E. Transporters shall provide only one notification form for all transportation activities.

F. One notification form is required for each generator site.

G. A notification form is required for each storage, treatment, disposal, or other facility. However, if one geographic site includes more than one storage, treatment or disposal activity, only one notification form for the entire facility site is required.

H. New generators, transporters, treaters, storers, and disposers (those initiating activities subsequent to the assumption of the hazardous waste management program by the Commonwealth) shall comply with the requirements of 9VAC20-60-262, 9VAC20-60-263, and 9VAC20-60-264, as applicable, to obtain an EPA identification number from the administrator or the department.

9VAC20-60-420

Part VII
Regulations Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste

9VAC20-60-420. General.

A. This chapter applies to all persons who transport a hazardous waste as defined in this chapter and applies to all shipments of hazardous waste that originate within the Commonwealth or that terminate in the Commonwealth but originate in another state or foreign country. However, this chapter does not apply to the shipment of a hazardous waste on the site of a hazardous waste generator, nor on the site of a permitted hazardous waste management facility. Nothing in this part (9VAC20-60-420 et seq.) shall be construed as imposing any requirement on transporters of or the transportation of universal waste not otherwise imposed in 9VAC20-60-273.

B. Transporters of hazardous waste shipments originating outside the Commonwealth and terminating in another state shall comply with 9VAC20-60-490 and applicable requirements of 9VAC20-60-263 while in transit through the Commonwealth.

C. All transporters of hazardous waste shall comply with the applicable portions of the Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials (9VAC20-110) and Parts III (9VAC20-60-124 et seq.), IV (9VAC20-60-305 et seq.), and VII (9VAC20-60-420 et seq.) of this chapter.

D. A transporter is a generator if he:

1. Transports hazardous waste into the Commonwealth from a foreign country; or

2. Mixes hazardous wastes of different shipping descriptions specified in Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials by placing them into a single container.

E. All transporters of hazardous waste shipments originating or terminating or both in the Commonwealth are required to obtain a permit from the director in accordance with 9VAC20-60-450.

F. E. Transporters of materials that are used in a manner that constitutes disposal are subject to the requirements of Parts III, IV, and VII.

G. F. Transporters of hazardous waste fuel are subject to the applicable requirements of 9VAC20-60-266.

9VAC20-60-440

9VAC20-60-440. Identification number.

A. All persons who transport hazardous waste within, out of or into the Commonwealth shall apply for and receive from the department an EPA identification number prior to such transport.

B. An EPA identification number shall be obtained from the department EPA or authorized state by submitting an application on EPA Form 8700-12.

C. The EPA identification number issued to the transporter shall be included at all times on:

1. All correspondence related to the transport of hazardous waste and shall be displayed in the format as follows:;

Hazardous Waste Transporter ID Number ______________ ;

Virginia Hazardous Waste Transporter Permit Number ______________;

2. The manifest provided by the generator of a hazardous waste and utilized in the transport of hazardous waste; and

3. All documents related to the reporting of a discharge or accident.

D. The EPA identification number and permit number shall remain unique to the applicant as long as the applicant continues to do business as a transporter of hazardous waste in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The EPA identification number may not be transferred without the approval of EPA or an authorized state. The permit number may not be transferred without the approval of the director.

E. Provisional EPA identification number. If an emergency or other unusual incident occurs which that causes a necessity for the rapid transport of a hazardous waste to an authorized HWM facility, the transporter involved in such a circumstance can telephone the Department of Environmental Quality (804-698-4000) and obtain a provisional EPA identification number. Applicants receiving such a number will be mailed a blank EPA Form 8700-12, which shall be completed and returned to the department within 10 calendar days.

9VAC20-60-450

9VAC20-60-450. Transporter permit. (Repealed.)

A. This chapter applies to all persons who transport a hazardous waste, except as otherwise provided in Part VII (9VAC20-60-420 et seq.) of this chapter.

B. The transporter permit required under 9VAC20-60-450 applies only to those transporters who transport hazardous waste shipments which originate or terminate or both in the Commonwealth. Transporters who transport hazardous waste only through the Commonwealth are not required to obtain a transporter permit.

C. Permit issuance. Upon receipt of a complete application, Form 7.1, accompanied by the appropriate permit application fee as specified in Part XII (9VAC20-60-1260 et seq.) of this chapter, the director shall either:

1. Issue a permit, provided conditions of 9VAC20-60-440 are met; or

2. Deny the permit when it can be demonstrated that the transporter has violated regulations of the Commonwealth, another state or the federal government, so as to pose substantial present or potential hazard to health or environment. The procedure for denying a permit shall be consistent with the Virginia Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

D. The term of the transporter permit shall be 10 years. A permit shall remain in effect until one or more of the following conditions are met:

1. The transporter ceases business operation;

2. The transporter requests, in writing, that the permit be terminated;

3. The permit is revoked;

4. The director determines that an emergency exists and that summary termination of a permit is necessary to prevent the creation or continuance, or both, of an immediate and present threat to human health or critical damage to the environment;

5. Upon the expiration date of the permit, unless reapplication for a new permit has been received by the department 30 days prior to such date.

E. Revocation of permit.

1. Revocation for cause. The director may revoke a transporter's permit when it can be demonstrated that a transporter has violated this chapter so as to pose substantial present or potential hazard to health or environment. The procedure for revoking a permit shall be consistent with the Administrative Process Act of the Commonwealth.

2. Revocation and reissuance. Whenever the transporter changes his corporate name, ownership or the EPA identification number, he shall notify the director within 30 days of such a change. Upon receiving such a notification the department will revoke the old permit and reissue it reflecting the appropriate changes. The reissued permit will remain valid for the unexpired duration of the revoked permit.

3. Within 30 days of the receipt of the notice of revocation, the original copy of the permit shall be returned to the department.

F. The transporter permit number shall appear at all times on:

1. All correspondence to the Commonwealth;

2. All documents related to the reporting of a discharge or accident.

G. Temporary transporter permit. If a provisional identification number is issued by the department pursuant to the provisions of 9VAC20-60-440 E the applicant may obtain a temporary transporter permit by calling the department at 804-698-4000. The permit will be valid only for the duration of the activity that required the provisional EPA identification number. The applicant shall submit a permit application conforming with 9VAC20-60-450 C within 10 calendar days.

H. Emergency transporter permit. In the event of a determination by the Commonwealth that circumstances dictate expedient action to protect human health and environmental quality, provisions of 9VAC20-60-260, 9VAC20-60-262, and Part VII of this chapter may be waived by the director or his designee. Such waiver will be considered as an emergency transporter permit valid for the duration of an emergency only.

9VAC20-60-480

9VAC20-60-480. Acceptance, shipment and delivery of hazardous waste.

A. A transporter shall not accept for shipment any hazardous waste for transport without determining that requirements of 9VAC20-60-263 have been complied with.

B. If a manifest is required by 9VAC20-60-263, the generator shall sign and date the manifest and release the hazardous waste shipment to the transporter.

C. The transporter who is subject to 9VAC20-60-480 B shall sign and date the manifest and accept the hazardous waste for shipment.

D. The transporter shall not accept any hazardous waste for shipment unless the generator has met all applicable labeling, container and packaging requirements of this chapter.

E. If the transporter ships the hazardous waste to a treatment, storage or disposal facility or transfers the hazardous waste to another transporter, such acts shall be in accordance with the following:

1. The receiving treatment, storage or disposal facility or transporter shall have an EPA identification number issued by the EPA or authorized state;

2. The manifest shall be signed over to the receiving treatment, storage or disposal facility or transporter with the prior transporter retaining a copy of the manifest.

F. The transporter shall maintain the labeling required by the Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials (9VAC20-110) during the shipment of the hazardous waste.

G. 1. The transporter shall deliver the entire quantity of hazardous waste that he accepted for shipment from a generator or a previous transporter to:

a. The designated facility listed on the manifest;

b. The next designated transporter; or

c. The place outside the United States designated by the generator.

2. If the hazardous waste shipment cannot be delivered in accordance with 9VAC20-60-480 G 1, the transporter must contact the generator for further directions concerning an alternate facility for delivery and must revise the manifest according to the generator's instructions.

H. If the hazardous waste shipment will terminate within the Commonwealth of Virginia, the transporter shall deliver the shipment to a storage, treatment, disposal, or other facility permitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia under the provisions of this chapter or a facility permitted by the EPA or which qualifies for interim status.

I. If the shipment of hazardous waste is transported out of the Commonwealth, the transporter shall deliver the shipment to a designated facility permitted by that state under an approved program or by EPA or which qualifies for interim status in the opinion of the applicable aforementioned authority.

J. If the shipment of hazardous waste is shipped out of the United States, the transporter shall handle the manifest in accordance with 9VAC20-60-263.

K. If the transporter mixes hazardous wastes of different shipping descriptions specified in Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials by placing them into a single container, such transporter shall also comply with 9VAC20-60-262.

L. All transporters shipping a hazardous waste to a destination within the Commonwealth from another state shall comply with all provisions of this chapter including obtaining a transporter permit from the director and an EPA identification number from the EPA or authorized state.

M. A transporter that imports a hazardous waste from a foreign country into the Commonwealth shall comply with the provisions of 9VAC20-60-262 and shall obtain a transporter permit from the director and obtain an ID EPA identification number from the EPA or authorized state.

9VAC20-60-490

9VAC20-60-490. Discharges.

A. The transporter shall comply with all federal and Commonwealth requirements relative to discharges.

B. 1. In the event of a discharge or spill of hazardous wastes, the transporter shall take appropriate emergency actions to protect human life, health, and the environment and shall notify appropriate local authorities. Upon arrival on the scene of state or local emergency or law-enforcement personnel, the transporter shall carry out such actions as required of him.

2. The transporter shall clean up any hazardous waste discharge that occurs during transportation and shall take such action as is required by the federal government, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the director, or local officials, so that the hazardous waste discharge no longer presents a hazard to human health or the environment.

3. If the discharge of hazardous waste occurs during transportation and the director or his designee determines that immediate removal of the waste is necessary to protect human health or the environment, an emergency transporter permit may be issued in accordance with 9VAC20-60-450 H.

4. 3. The disposal of the discharged materials shall be done in a manner consistent with this chapter and other applicable Virginia and federal regulations.

C. Discharges by air, rail, highway, or water (nonbulk) transporters.

1. In addition to requirements contained in preceding parts, an air, rail, highway or water (nonbulk) transporter who has discharged hazardous waste shall give notice at the earliest practicable moment to agencies indicated in 9VAC20-60-490 C 2 after each incident that occurs during the course of transportation (including loading, unloading, and temporary storage) in which as a direct result of the discharge of the hazardous wastes:

a. A person is killed;

b. A person receives injuries requiring his hospitalization;

c. Estimated carrier or other property damage exceeds $50,000;

d. Fire, breakage, spillage, or suspected radioactive contamination occurs involving shipment of radioactive material;

e. Fire, breakage, spillage, or suspected contamination occurs involving shipment of etiologic agents; or

f. A situation exists of such a nature that, in the judgment of the transporter, it should be reported in accordance with 9VAC20-60-490 C 2 even though it does not meet the above criteria (e.g., continuing danger of life exists at the scene of the incident), or as required by 49 CFR 171.15.

2. The notice required by 9VAC20-60-490 C 1 shall be given to:

a. The National Response Center, U.S. Coast Guard, at 800-424-8802 (toll free) or at 202-267-2675 (toll call); and

b. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management at 800-468-8892 (toll free) or 804-674-2400 (Richmond local area). In a case of discharges affecting state waters, the notice shall also be given to the Pollution Response Program (PreP) Coordinator in the appropriate regional office of the department.

3. When notifying as required in 9VAC20-60-490 C 1, the notifier shall provide the following information:

a. Name of person reporting the discharge and his role in the discharge;

b. Name, telephone number and address of the transporter;

c. Name, telephone number and address of the generator;

d. Telephone number where the notifier can be contacted;

e. Date, time and location of the discharge;

f. Type of incident, nature of hazardous waste involvement, and whether a continuing danger to life exists at the scene;

g. Classification, name and quantity of hazardous waste involved; and

h. The extent of injuries, if any.

4. Within 15 calendar days of the discharge of any quantity of hazardous waste, the transporter shall send a written report on DOT Form F5800.1 in duplicate to the Chief, Information System Division, Transportation Programs Bureau, Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. Two copies of this report will also be filed with the Department of Environmental Quality, Post Office Box 1105, 629 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23218.

5. In reporting discharges of hazardous waste as required in 9VAC20-60-490 C 4, the following information shall be furnished in Part H of the DOT Form F5800.1 in addition to information normally required:

a. An estimate of the quantity of the waste removed from the scene;

b. The name and address of the facility to which it was taken; and

c. The manner of disposition of any unremoved waste.

A copy of the hazardous waste manifest shall be attached to the report.

D. Discharges by water (bulk) transporters.

1. A water (bulk) transporter shall, as soon as he has knowledge of any discharge of hazardous waste from the vessel, notify, by telephone, radio telecommunication or a similar means of rapid communication, the office designated in 9VAC20-60-490 C 2.

2. If notice as required in 9VAC20-60-490 D 1 is impractical, the following offices may be notified in the order of priority:

a. The government official predesignated in the regional contingency plan as the on-scene coordinator. Such regional contingency plan for Virginia is available at the office of the 5th U.S. Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23705;

b. Commanding officer or officer-in-charge of any U.S. Coast Guard unit in the vicinity of the discharge; or

c. Commander of the 5th U.S. Coast Guard District.

3. When notifying, the notifier shall provide the following information:

a. Name of person reporting the discharge and his role in the discharge;

b. Name, telephone number and address of the transporter;

c. Name, telephone number and address of the generator;

d. Telephone number so the notifier can be contacted;

e. Date, time, location of the discharge;

f. Type of incident and nature of hazardous waste involvement and whether a continuing danger to life exists at the scene;

g. Classification, name and quantity of hazardous waste involved; and

h. The extent of injuries, if any.

E. Discharges at fixed facilities. Any transporter (i) responsible for the release of a hazardous material (as defined in Part I (9VAC20-60-12 et seq.) of this chapter) from a fixed facility (e.g., transfer facility) which that poses an immediate or imminent threat to public health and (ii) who is required by law to notify the National Response Center shall notify the chief administrative officers (or their designees) of the local governments of the jurisdictions in which the release occurs as well as the department.

9VAC20-60-1260

Part XII
Permit Application And Annual Fees

9VAC20-60-1260. Purpose, scope, and applicability.

A. The purpose of this part is to establish a schedule of fees collected by the department in the support of its programs required by Parts III (9VAC20-60-270 et seq.), IV (9VAC20-60-305 et seq.) and VII (9VAC20-60-420 et seq.) of this chapter.

B. Part XII (9VAC20-60-1260 et seq.) of this chapter applies to all persons required to submit a permit application ("applicants") under 9VAC20-60-270 and 9VAC20-60-420 E unless specifically exempt under subsection G of this section, to facilities operating under interim status, to facilities subject to an order or agreement, and to all large quantity generators. The fees shall be assessed in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1270 through 9VAC20-60-1286.

C. When the director finds it necessary to modify any permit under 9VAC20-60-270, the holder of that permit shall be considered an applicant and shall be assessed a fee in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1270 D C even if the director shall have initiated the modification action.

D. When the director finds it necessary to revoke and reissue any permit in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270, the holder of that permit shall be considered an applicant for a new permit and shall be assessed a fee in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1270 C B.

E. If the director finds it necessary either to revoke and reissue a permit or to perform a minor modification of a permit in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270, the holder of that permit shall be considered an applicant and shall be assessed a fee in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1270 E D. The holder of a permit shall not be assessed a permit modification fee for minor modifications.

F. When the director finds it necessary to issue an emergency treatment, storage, or disposal permit in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270, the holder of that permit shall be considered an applicant and shall be assessed a fee in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1270 F E. No permit application fee will be assessed to the holders of the emergency transportation permits issued in accordance with 9VAC20-60-450 H.

G. Exemptions.

1. The owners and operators of HWM treatment, storage, and disposal facilities who have submitted Part A of their application and who have qualified for interim status in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270 are exempt from the requirements of 9VAC20-60-1270 until a Part B application for the entire facility or a portion of the facility has been requested or voluntarily submitted. The owner and operator of a HWM facility submitting a Part B application will be considered an applicant for a new permit.

2. The owners and operators of HWM facilities that are deemed to possess a permit by rule in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270 are exempt from the requirements of 9VAC20-60-1270.

3. Hazardous waste generators that accumulate wastes on-site on site in accordance with 40 CFR 262.34 are not subject to regulations contained in 9VAC20-60-1270 since HWM permits are not required for such accumulations.

9VAC20-60-1270

9VAC20-60-1270. Determination of application fee amount.

A. General.

1. Each application for a new or renewed permit and each application for a modification to a permit is a separate action and shall be assessed a separate fee. The amount of such fees is determined on the basis of this section.

2. The amount of the permit application fee is based on the costs directly associated with the permitting program required by Parts III (9VAC20-60-270 et seq.) and VII (9VAC20-60-420 et seq.) of this chapter and includes costs for personnel and contractual effort and the prorated costs of supplies, equipment, communications and office space. The fee schedules are shown in 9VAC20-60-1285.

B. Transporter fees.

1. Application fees for the transporter permits are shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 A. Based on the greater regulatory effort associated with the issuance of permits to the transporters without terminals or other facilities in the Commonwealth, the out-of-state transporters are charged higher fees.

2. Since Part VII of this chapter does not provide for a modification procedure, all transporter permit applications are considered to be for new permits.

C. B. New HWM facility permits.

1. All applicants for new or renewed hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility permits are assessed a base fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B A.

2. Applicants for a facility permit which that includes one or more of the hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal units or processes that require ground water groundwater protection or corrective action for solid waste management units in accordance with Subpart F of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart K of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart L of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart M of 40 CFR Part 264, and Subpart N of 40 CFR Part 264, as applicable, ("land-based TSD units") are assessed a supplementary fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B A, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

3. Applicants for a facility permit which that includes one or more hazardous waste incineration, boiler, or industrial furnace units or processes regulated in accordance with Subpart O of 40 CFR Part 264 are assessed a supplementary fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B A, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

4. Applicants for a facility permit for storage of hazardous wastes in containers, tanks or drip pads, or both, subject to Subpart I of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart J of 40 CFR Part 264, and Subpart W of 40 CFR Part 264 will not be assessed any supplementary fees unless required to close and perform post-closure care as landfills as provided for in 40 CFR 264.197(b) and 40 CFR 264.571(b).

5. The transporter permits are separate permits and require a separate administrative action. Applicants for new treatment, storage, and disposal facility permits who also apply for a transporter permit will be assessed separate fees in accordance with subsection B of this section.

D. C. Modifications to existing HWM facility permits.

1. Except as provided for in subsection E of this section, all applicants for a modification of an existing HWM facility permit are assessed a modification base fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 C B.

2. Applicants for a modification that includes or involves the addition of hazardous wastes not currently in the permit are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 C B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

3. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification that includes or involves corrective action for solid waste management units under 40 CFR 264.101 and Title 40, Subpart S shall be assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 C B in addition to supplementary fees specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

4. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification that includes or involves the addition of one or more new hazardous waste land-based TSD units or processes;, or requires a substantive change in the design of the existing land-based TSD units or processes, are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 C B in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate. For the purpose of this subsection, it will be deemed that a major change is required whenever a change in the design of the ground water groundwater protection system or whenever a new land treatment demonstration permit specified in 9VAC20-60-270 is necessary.

5. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification that includes or involves the addition of one or more hazardous waste incineration units or processes, or requires a substantive change in the design of an existing incineration unit or process, are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 C B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate. For the purposes of this subsection, it will be deemed that a major change is required whenever a change occurs that necessitates the performance of a trial burn in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270.

6. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification which that includes or involves new treatment, storage or disposal units, processes or areas, or requires a substantive change in the design of any existing hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal units, processes or areas, neither of which is a hazardous waste land-based TSD or incineration unit, are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 C B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate. For the purposes of this subsection, expansion of an existing container storage facility is not considered to be a major change.

7. Applicants for a modification that is not a minor modification and is a substantive (Class 2) as specified in 9VAC20-60-270 and that is not subject to the requirements of subdivisions 2 through 6 of this subsection are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 C B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection.

8. Applicants for numerous modifications subject to several supplementary fees will not be assessed a permit application fee in excess to the one required for a new permit for a comparable HWM facility.

E. D. Minor modifications of existing HWM facility permits. All applicants for minor (Class 1) modification of an existing HWM facility permit provided for in 9VAC20-60-270 are not assessed a fee.

F. E. Emergency permits. Applicants for an emergency hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal permit as provided for in 9VAC20-60-270 are assessed a fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 E D, unless the director shall determine that a lesser fee is appropriate at the time the permit is issued. No permit fee will be assessed for emergency treatment, storage, or disposal necessary for the remediation of abandoned or orphaned hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation, a U.S. Department of Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, a U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit or other federal government entities trained in explosive or munitions emergency response. No permit fee will be assessed for emergency treatment, storage, or disposal when a determination has been made by the Commonwealth that circumstances dictate expedient action to protect human health and environmental quality.

9VAC20-60-1283

9VAC20-60-1283. Determination of annual fee amount.

A. Each operator of a hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility shall be assessed an annual fee as shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 F E to be paid in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1284.

B. Each large quantity generator of hazardous waste shall be assessed an annual fee as shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 G F to be paid in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1284.

C. A hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility operating under interim status and a facility subject to an order or agreement operate by accession and shall be assessed an annual fee as described in 9VAC20-60-1285 F E to be paid in accordance with 9VAC20-60-1284.

An order or agreement may be issued to the operator of a facility, a generator, or a person who is both a facility operator and a generator. If a person is issued an order or agreement whose terms allows allow that person to conduct an activity that is by these regulations reserved for persons operating a facility under a permit or interim status, that person shall be considered to be operating a facility subject to an order or agreement. If the order or agreement is issued to a generator and the terms of the order do not allow that person to conduct any activity that is by these regulations reserved for persons operating a facility under a permit or interim status and the person is not otherwise operating a facility at the site of generation, that person shall not be considered to be operating a facility subject to an order or agreement.

D. Annual fees are separate and accumulative. However, a facility that is assessed an annual fee as a facility shall not also be assessed a second annual fee as a large quantity generator for hazardous waste generated at that facility.

E. Anyone who operates a facility (including those described in subsections A and C of this section) or who is a large quantity generator at any time during the year shall be assessed the full annual fee amount no matter how short the period the facility is operated or how briefly the generator is a large quantity generator. A generator who is a large quantity generator episodically or provisionally (having received a provisional EPA Identification Number) shall be assessed the full annual fee for any year in which the generator was a large quantity generator. For the evaluation of facility status or of generator status, the annual year shall be considered to be from January 1 to December 31.

F. No annual fee as a facility or large quantity generator will be assessed for emergency treatment, storage, or disposal necessary for the remediation of abandoned or orphaned hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation, a U.S. Department of Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, a U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit or other federal government entities trained in explosive or munitions emergency response. No annual fee will be assessed for emergency treatment, storage, or disposal when a determination has been made by the Commonwealth that circumstances dictate expedient action to protect human health and environmental quality.

Persons who are remediating a brownfield as defined in the Brownfield Restoration and Land Renewal Act (§ 10.1-1230 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) shall not be assessed an annual fee as a large quantity generator with regard to hazardous waste management activities at a waste management unit and that result from the remediation of the brownfield.

G. Discounted annual fees may be offered based on the criteria listed in 9VAC20-60-1286. An operator of a facility or a large quantity generator will be notified by the department if discounted annual fees are applicable.

9VAC20-60-1285

9VAC20-60-1285. Permit application fee and annual fee schedules.

(The effective date of this fee schedule is July 1, 2004.)

Table 1. Permit Application Fees.

A. Transporter fees

Type of application

 

Transporters with terminals or other facilities within the Commonwealth.

$140

Other transporters.

$210

B. A. New or renewed TSD facility fees.

Elements of applications

 

Base fee for all facilities, including corrective action for solid waste management units.

$16,900

Supplementary fee for one or more land-based TSD units, including corrective action for solid waste management units.

$39,280

Supplementary fee for one or more incineration, boiler, or industrial furnace units (BIF).

$25,200

C. B. Major (Class 3) Permit modification fees.

Elements of Applications for Major Permit Modifications

 

Base fee for all major (Class 3) modifications, including major changes related to corrective action for solid waste management unit.

$90

Addition of new wastes.

$2,310

Addition of or major (Class 3) change to one or more land-based TSD units, including major change related to corrective action for land-based solid waste management units.

$45,070

Addition of or major (Class 3) change to one or more incineration, boiler, or industrial furnace units.

$33,790

Addition of or major (Class 3) change to other treatment, storage or disposal units, processes or areas and major change related to corrective action for solid waste management units that are not land based.

$14,050

Substantive changes (Class 2).

$2,310

D. C. Minor (Class 1) permit modification fees.

Type of application

 

Minor (Class 1) permit modification fee.

$0

E. D. Emergency Permit fee.

 

Type of application

 

Emergency Permit fee.

$2,310

Table 2. Annual Fees.

F. E. Facilities fees.

Permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facility.

$2,800

Interim status treatment, storage, and disposal facility.

$2,800

Facility subject to an order or agreement.

$2,800

G. F. Large quantity generator fees.

 

Large quantity generators.

$1,000

Illustrative Examples

Example 1.

The applicant is submitting a Part B application for a HWM permit for a facility consisting of several surface impoundments, a land treatment process and an ancillary tank and container storage facility. The required fee is calculated as follows:

 

Base fee

+

 

Supplementary fee for land-based TSD units

+

 

Tank storage facility (see 9VAC20-60-1270 C B 4)

=

 

Total fee

 

Example 2.

After a HWM facility permit has been issued to the facility described in Example 1, the owner and the operator of the facility propose to change the manufacturing process and apply for a modification to allow for an addition of several new hazardous streams to be treated in two new incinerators. The required modification fee is calculated from subsection C B of this section as follows:

 

Base fee

+

 

Addition of new wastes

+

 

Addition of new incineration units

=

 

Total modification fee

 

The fee for a comparable new permit calculated on the basis of subsection B A of this section is as follows:

 

Base fee

+

 

Supplementary fee for land-based units

+

 

Supplementary fee for incineration units

+

 

Storage facility

=

 

Total fee

 

Example 3.

After a HWM facility permit has been issued to the facility described in Example 1, the owner and the operator of the facility propose to expand their container storage facility for a storage of additional new waste streams, and apply for a permit modification. The required modification fee is calculated from subsection C B of this section as follows:

 

Base fee

+

 

Addition of a new waste

+

 

Fee for nonsubstantive change

=

 

Total modification fee

 

9VAC20-60-9998

FORMS (9VAC20-60)

Application for a Transporter Permit, Form 7.1 (rev. 12/01).

RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Form, EPA Form 8700-12 (OMB#2050-0024) (rev. 12/11)