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 2015
Action 4488
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations, 9VAC20-60, include citations and requirements in the form of incorporated federal regulatory text at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This regulatory amendment will bring these citations up to date and incorporate the latest Title 40 of the CFR to the one as published in the July 1, 2015 update. As part of this regulatory action, the Board is adopting EPA’s Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) as promulgated on October 30, 2008 and subsequently updated by the Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste Rule promulgated on January 13, 2015 (80 FR 1694). The purpose of the DSW rule is to ensure that the hazardous secondary materials recycling regulations, as implemented, encourage reclamation in a way that does not result in increased risk to human health and the environment from discarded hazardous secondary material. However, Annual Update 2015 will not incorporate the conditional exclusion for hazardous secondary materials that are managed in land-based units. This regulatory action amends the definition of “contained” to add condition (5) which clarifies that land-based units managing hazardous secondary materials will continue to be required to comply with the applicable provisions of the VHMWR for hazardous waste land-based units.
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  [004568]
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
7405 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/27/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie A. Romanchik 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)912-7218    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.