Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
New and Modified Stationary Sources [9 VAC 5 ‑ 50]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Repeal of Standards for Regulated Medical Waste Incinerators (Rev. C13)
Action 4020
General Information
Action Summary Rule 5-6, Standards Of Performance For Regulated Medical Waste Incinerators (Article 6 of 9VAC5-50) was originally adopted in response to a directive from the General Assembly in 1992 (Chapters 773, 774, and 751). Since Article 6 was adopted, a more restrictive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) new source performance standard (NSPS) covering the same type of sources was promulgated and adopted by Virginia. Because there is no longer a need for the original, less-restrictive Virginia regulation, the 2013 General Assembly enacted Chapter 632, which removes the provisions relevant to air quality from Chapters 773, 774, and 751. Rule 5-6 may be now be repealed because its underlying state requirement has been removed.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A 4 a of the Code
RIS Project Yes  [003610]
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
6659 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/28/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510    TDD: (804)698-4021