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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 155. Board for Waste Management Facility Operators
Chapter 20. Waste Management Facility Operators Regulations
3/28/2020

18VAC155-20-10. Definitions.

Part I
General

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" means the Board for Waste Management Facility Operators.

"Class I license" means the authorization from the board to act as a waste management facility operator of a transfer station, a material recovery facility receiving mixed waste, an experimental facility, or a composting facility.

"Class II license" means the authorization from the board to act as a waste management facility operator of a sanitary landfill, an industrial landfill, a construction landfill, or a debris landfill.

"Class III license" means the authorization from the board to act as a waste management facility operator of an infectious waste incinerator or autoclave.

"Class IV license" means the authorization from the board to act as a waste management facility operator of a municipal waste combustor.

"Contact hour" means 50 minutes of participation in a group program or 60 minutes of completion time for a project.

"Department" means the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.

"Full-time employment" means 1,760 hours per year or 220 work days per year.

"License" means an authorization issued by the board to an individual to practice as a waste management facility operator who meets the provisions of this chapter.

"Municipal solid waste" means that waste that is defined as "municipal solid waste" in 9VAC20-81-10.

"Municipal waste combustor" means a mass burn or a refuse derived fuel incinerator or facility designed or modified for the purpose of noninfectious solid waste combustion.

"Operation" means any waste management facility that is under construction, treating, processing, storing, or disposing of solid waste, or in the act of securing a facility for closure as defined in 9VAC20-81-10.

"Organized program" means a formal learning process designed to permit a participant to learn a given subject or subjects through interaction with an instructor in a formal course, seminar or conference as approved by the board.

"Owner" means the person who owns a solid waste management facility or part of a solid waste management facility.

"Solid waste" means any of those materials identified as nonhazardous solid waste in 9VAC20-81-95.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2211 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR674-01-02 § 1.1, eff. August 22, 1993; amended, Volume 11, Issue 01, eff. November 2, 1994; Volume 16, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2000; Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. November 1, 2006; Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. August 1, 2016; Volume 33, Issue 09, eff. February 1, 2017.

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