Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Litter Receptacle Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 190]
Review 775
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 1/9/2006
Notice of Periodic Review
The Department of Environmental Quality will conduct a periodic review of the Litter Receptacle Regulations, 9 VAC 20-190. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order Number Twenty-One (2002) and Section 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia.
The Department and the Board are seeking public comments on the review of any issue relating to the regulations including whether (i) the regulations are effective in achieving their goals; (ii) the regulations are essential to protect the health, safety or welfare of citizens or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (iii) there are available alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; (iv) there are less burdensome and less intrusive alternatives for achieving the purpose of the regulations; and (iv) the regulations are clearly written and easily understandable by the affected persons. In addition, the Department and the Board are seeking public comments on ways to minimize the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the purpose of the regulations.
The purpose of the regulations is to describe the responsibility of owners and operators of establishments and public places, throughout the Commonwealth, to place and maintain receptacles for receiving litter. The regulations establish which places must be provided with litter receptacles, the standards for the receptacles, and the requirements for removal of the litter from the receptacles. Chapter 14, Title 10.1, Section 10.1-1419 of the Code of Virginia requires that these regulations be promulgated. These regulations are designed to protect public health and/or welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth and to provide the necessary procedures and rules by which the statute may be administered. To view the full text of the regulation, go to:
Comments on the above regulation are welcome and will be accepted until January 30, 2006. Comments should be sent to Robert G. Wickline, Post Office Box 10009, Richmond, Virginia 23240-0009 (deliveries can be made to 629 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia), 804.698.4213, fax 804.698.4237, Note: Please include your full name and mailing address when providing public comment.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 1/9/2006
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 1/30/2006

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (2/16/2006)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line