Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Hazardous Waste Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 60]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Annual Update 2022
Action 6143
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations, 9VAC20-60, include citations and requirements in the form of federal regulatory text at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) which is incorporated by reference. This regulatory amendment, Annual Update 2022, will bring the citations up to date and incorporate the 2022 Annual edition of Title 40 of the CFR published on July 1, 2022. The incorporation by reference of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations includes the provisions of EPA’s Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations (84 FR 67202 12/9/2019). However, this regulatory update does not include EPA’s Conforming Changes to Canada-Specific Hazardous Waste Import-Export Recovery and Disposal Operation Codes, (86 FR 54381 10/1/2021) which will be adopted during the next regulatory update cycle. Sections 2.2-4006 A 4 (c) of the Code of Virginia allow the Board to adopt this regulatory amendment to 9VAC20-60 as a final exempt action as the changes are necessary to conform to changes in the federal regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7215]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
2022 Annual Edition of Title 40 of the CFR published July 1, 2022
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9861 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/18/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa A. Ellis  / DEQ Hazardous Waste Compliance Program Coordinator
Address: 1111 E. Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)912-7366    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-