[US] Virginia Waste Management Board amends hazardous waste rules effecting generators and transporters.

The Virginia Waste Management Board has updated the Virginia hazardous waste regulations to comply with state laws passed this year.  The amendments remove the requirement that hazardous waste transporters obtain a hazardous waste transporter permit from the Commonwealth of Virginia; clarify that a federal Environmental Protection Agency identification number, obtained either from the EPA or authorized state, is required; and make other associated changes.

The Virginia Waste Management Board is updating its hazardous waste regulations to incorporate changes made by the legislature through Chapter 139 of the 2014 Acts of Assembly.  The amendments will bring the Virginia hazardous waste rules for generators and transporters into relative conformity with certain federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hazardous waste rules and Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous substance transportation rules.  The amendments also create additional requirements for certain hazardous waste generators and transporters.

Specifically, the amendments;

  • Remove the requirement that hazardous waste transporters obtain a hazardous waste transporter permit from the Commonwealth of Virginia (transporters still must obtain a federal EPA transport permit);
  • Clarify that a federal Environmental Protection Agency identification number, obtained either from the EPA or authorized state, is required; and
  • Make other associated changes such as updated definitions, dates, and small modifications.

The rules will become effective August 27, 2014.

Sources :  Virginia Waste Management Board updates hazardous waste regulations, Virginia State Register, 30 VAR 2627, July 28, 2014

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