Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Solid Waste Management Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 81]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendment in response to Chapter 503 of the 2023 Virginia Acts of Assembly and Citation Update
Action 6309
General Information
Action Summary This final exempt regulatory action is necessary to implement Chapter 503 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly (SB 1050). Chapter 503 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly requires the owner or operator of a proposed coal ash landfill in Planning District 8, if the facility boundary is located within one mile of an existing residential area that is not served by municipal water supply, to offer to provide, at its expense, municipal water supply service for such residential areas and any requested service connections for residential properties in existence at the time of permit application. Chapter 503 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly also dictates that DEQ cannot approve the landfill permit application if the owner or operator does not provide written offers and coordinate with the municipal water authority. This action will add a definition for Planning District 8 and amend Section 460 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-81 et seq.) to include these new statutory requirements as part of the permit application process for such proposed landfills. Additionally, Amendment 3 to the Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) Management Regulations, effective March 15, 2023, recodified those regulations from Chapter 120 to Chapter 121. This regulatory action also makes appropriate citation changes within the Solid Waste Management Regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7627]
Associated Mandates Coal ash landfill storage; provision of public water supply.
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
10110 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/08/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathryn J. Perszyk   / Director, Land Protection & Revitalization
Address: 1111 E. Main Street
Suite 1400
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)698-4047    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-