Agency 20 - VIRGINIA WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD
- Chapter 10 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES [REPEALED] (§ 9VAC20-10-10 to 9VAC20-10-40)
- Chapter 11 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES (Part I to III)
- Chapter 15 - REGULATION FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION (Part I to III)
- Chapter 20 - SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITE CERTIFICATION (Part I to VI)
- Chapter 30 - TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES (Part I to V)
- Chapter 40 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITE CERTIFICATION (Part I to V)
- Chapter 50 - HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITING CRITERIA (Part I to V)
- Chapter 60 - VIRGINIA HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS (Part I to XV)
- Chapter 70 - FINANCIAL ASSURANCE REGULATIONS FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL, TRANSFER AND TREATMENT FACILITIES (Part I to III)
- Chapter 80 - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS [REPEALED] (§ 9VAC20-80-10)
- Chapter 81 - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS (Part I to VIII)
- Chapter 85 - COAL COMBUSTION BYPRODUCT REGULATIONS (Part I to V)
- Chapter 90 - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PERMIT ACTION FEES AND ANNUAL FEES (Part I to III)
- Chapter 100 - YARD WASTE COMPOSTING FACILITY REGULATIONS [REPEALED] (§ 9VAC20-100-10 to 9VAC20-100-170)
- Chapter 101 - VEGETATIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND YARD WASTE COMPOSTING REGULATIONS [REPEALED] (§ 9VAC20-101-10 to 9VAC20-101-210)
- Chapter 110 - REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (Part I to V)
- Chapter 120 - REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS (Part I to XI)
- Chapter 130 - SOLID WASTE PLANNING AND RECYCLING REGULATIONS (§ 9VAC20-130-10)
- Chapter 140 - REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF RECYCLING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FOR TAX EXEMPTION PURPOSES (Part I to VI)
- Chapter 150 - WASTE TIRE END USER REIMBURSEMENT REGULATION (Part I to VII)
- Chapter 160 - VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION REGULATIONS (§ 9VAC20-160-10)
- Chapter 170 - TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID AND MEDICAL WASTES ON STATE WATERS (Part I to VIII)
- Chapter 190 - LITTER RECEPTACLE REGULATIONS (§ 9VAC20-190-10 to 9VAC20-190-80)
- Chapter 200 - MERCURY SWITCH REGULATIONS (§ 9VAC20-200-10)
Current through Register Vol. 38, No. 9, December 20, 2021
The Virginia Waste Management Board is responsible for carrying out the purposes and provisions of the Virginia Waste Management Act, Chapter 14 of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia, and compatible federal act provisions and is authorized to exercise general supervision and control over waste management activities in the Commonwealth. It may provide waste management technical assistance, develop and update state waste management plans, collect data in order to conduct state waste programs, promote the development of resource recovery, and apply for federal funds. The board may promulgate and enforce such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the chapter and the applicable federal acts. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 1.
The board must promulgate financial responsibility regulations relating to the abandonment of solid waste disposal, transfer and treatment facilities and must adopt regulations specifying requirements for local and regional solid waste management plans. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 2.
The board is required to promulgate regulations establishing reasonable guidelines for maintaining litter receptacles in places open to the public. The board is also required to develop and implement a plan for the testing of recycle residues and for the management and transportation of all waste tires in the Commonwealth. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 3.
The board may promulgate regulations to implement and manage the Reduction of Heavy Metals in Packaging Act. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 3.4.
The board may require hazardous waste generators, transporters, storers or disposers to maintain a manifest and reporting system pursuant to federal law and classify hazardous wastes in accordance with federal law, and may acquire sites to be used for hazardous waste management, and the board is required to promulgate regulations that require financial responsibility from owners of abandoned hazardous waste sites. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 4.
The board has the authority to enter into agreements with the federal government, other states or interstate agencies relating to the control of radioactive waste and institute programs to train personnel for this purpose. Subject to the governor's approval, it may acquire sites for low-level waste management and convey or lease those lands subject to specified restrictions. The board may regulate the management of mixed low-level radioactive waste. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 5.
The board has the power to hold public meetings or hearings on any matter related to hazardous waste facility siting. It may adopt siting criteria, grant or deny certification of facility site proposals, promulgate procedures and regulations for the facility site approval process, and charge and collect site application and certification fees. It may issue, deny, amend and revoke certification of site suitability for hazardous waste facilities and issue emergency regulations and administrative orders in the event, or imminent threat, of release of waste. The board may abate hazards and nuisances dangerous to public health, safety, and environment created by improper management of substances within board jurisdiction. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 6.
The board must promulgate rules and regulations designating the manner and method by which hazardous materials are handled and transported. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 7.
The board is required to promulgate regulations governing the commercial transport, loading, and off-loading of nonhazardous solid waste, municipal and industrial sludge, and regulated medical waste by ship, barge or other vessel. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 7.1 
The board is authorized to adopt rules and regulations that include (i) standards and procedures for the conduct of mediation and dispute resolution; (ii) the appointment and function of a neutral to encourage and assist parties to voluntarily compromise or settle contested issues; and (iii) procedures to protect the confidentiality of papers, work product or other materials. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 11.1, Article 1. The board is required to adopt regulations to implement a voluntary remediation program. Code of Virginia, Title 10.1, Chapter 14, Article 4.1.
The board is required to promulgate regulations governing the permitting of infectious waste incinerators, Chapters 751, 773, and 774 of the 1992 Acts of Assembly.
Regulations are available for inspection at the Department of Environmental Quality's office at 629 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (mailing address: P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, Virginia 23218) and at its regional offices listed individually in this title under DEQ's summary. Internet address: http://www.deq.virginia.gov.
 General Assembly repeal the section in 2007, chapter 23
The following state regulations pages link to this page.
State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.
- Preface - Agency Summary
- Chapter 10 - Public Participation Guidelines [Repealed] (9VAC20-10-10 to 9VAC20-10-40)
- Chapter 11 - Public Participation Guidelines (Part I to Part III)
- Chapter 15 - Regulation for Dispute Resolution (Part I to DIBR)
- Chapter 20 - Schedule of Fees for Hazardous Waste Facility Site Certification (Part I to Part VI)
- Chapter 30 - Technical Assistance Fund Administrative Procedures (Part I to Part V)
- Chapter 40 - Administrative Procedures for Hazardous Waste Facility Site Certification (Part I to Part V)
- Chapter 50 - Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Criteria (Part I to Part V)
- Chapter 60 - Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (Part I to FORMS)
- Chapter 70 - Financial Assurance Regulations for Solid Waste Disposal, Transfer and Treatment Facilities (Part I to Part III)
- Chapter 80 - Solid Waste Management Regulations [Repealed] (9VAC20-80-10 to DIBR)
- Chapter 81 - Solid Waste Management Regulations (Part I to DIBR)
- Chapter 85 - Coal Combustion Byproduct Regulations (Part I to DIBR)
- Chapter 90 - Solid Waste Management Permit Action Fees and Annual Fees (Part I to FORMS)
- Chapter 100 - Yard Waste Composting Facility Regulations [Repealed] (9VAC20-100-10)
- Chapter 101 - Vegetative Waste Management and Yard Waste Composting Regulations [Repealed] (9VAC20-101-10 to 9VAC20-101-210)
- Chapter 110 - Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials (Part I to Part V)
- Chapter 120 - Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations (Part I to FORMS)
- Chapter 130 - Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Regulations (9VAC20-130-10 to FORMS)
- Chapter 140 - Regulations for the Certification of Recycling Machinery and Equipment for Tax Exemption Purposes - Renumbered As 9VAC15-30 (9VAC20-140-10 to 9VAC20-140-170)
- Chapter 150 - Waste Tire End User Reimbursement Regulation (Part I to FORMS)
- Chapter 160 - Voluntary Remediation Regulations (9VAC20-160-10 to DIBR)
- Chapter 170 - Transportation of Solid and Medical Wastes on State Waters (Part I to DIBR)
- Chapter 190 - Litter Receptacle Regulations (9VAC20-190-10 to 9VAC20-190-80)
- Chapter 200 - Mercury Switch Regulations [Repealed] (9VAC20-200-10 to 9VAC20-200-70)