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 2018 (Amendment 20)
Action 5321
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 2018, will bring the citations up to date and incorporate the 2018 annual edition of Title 40 of the CFR published on the July 1, 2018. However, the incorporation by reference of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations does not include the provisions of EPA’s Response to Vacatur of Certain Provisions of the Definition of Solid Waste Rule (83 FR 24664, 05/30/2018) as that rule is not being adopted in Virginia. Annual Update 2018 will also incorporate by reference two EPA rules promulgated after July 1, 2018: (i) Safe Management of Recalled Air Bags (83 FR 61552, 11/30/2018); and, (ii) Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine (84 FR 5816, 02/22/2019). In addition to the conforming changes incorporating the EPA rules, other changes have been made in order to correct citations, update nomenclature, and fix grammatical errors.
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: Sections 2.2-4006 A 3 and A 4 (c) of the APA
RIS Project Yes  [005986]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
EPA's amendments to Title 40 of the CFR regarding hazardous waste management (see agency document).
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
8670 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/23/2019.
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)698-4237    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-