Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Coal Combustion By-Product Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 85]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Changes needed as a result of federal standards for the disposal of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities being adopted
Action 4487
General Information
Action Summary On April 17, 2015, EPA published in the Federal Register a final rule titled “Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities.” The federal rule will become effective on October 19, 2015. Virginia previously adopted regulations concerning the use of Coal Combustion Byproducts (9VAC20-80-85 et seq.), which need to be revised to be consistent with the new federal rule. Virginia’s rule regulates the use of coal combustion byproducts (CCB), and the federal rule regulates coal combustion residuals (CCR). CCR are a specific type of CCB, and definitions, applicability, and a locational restriction are being revised to be consistent with the federal rule.
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 c of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [004371]
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
7404 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/27/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Justin Williams 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4185    FAX: (804)698-4234    TDD: ()-