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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 120. Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations

9VAC20-120-820. Duration of permits.

Any permit for the management of regulated medical waste shall expire after 10 years of operation. Permits shall not be extended beyond the 10 year permit by permit transfer or modifications. At any time more than 180 calendar days prior to the expiration of the permit and no more than 480 calendar days prior to the expiration of the permit, the holder of a valid permit may request that the director renew the permit and submit all information known to permit holder that is changed or new since the original permit application and that has not been previously submitted to the director. A permit may be renewed for a period of 10 years of operation. Processing of the request will be in accordance with the following:

1. If the holder of a valid permit for a regulated medical waste management facility files with the director a request to renew the permit at least 180 calendar days prior to the expiration of that permit, the director will cause an audit to be conducted of the facility's past operation, its current condition and the records held by the department concerning the facility. Within 60 calendar days of receipt of a proper request, the director will report to the applicant the findings of the audit and those items of correction or information required before renewal will be considered. The director shall review the environmental compliance history of the permittee, material changes in key personnel, and technical limitations, standards, or regulations on which the original permit was based. If the director finds repeated material or substantial violations of the permittee or material changes in the permittee's key personnel would make continued operation of the facility not in the best interest of human health or the environment, the director shall deny the request for renewal of the permit. If the director finds the facilities to be insufficient to comply with regulations in effect at the time of the proposed renewal, the director shall deny the request for renewal. The director shall request any information from the permittee that is necessary to conduct the audit, and that is reasonably available to the permittee and substantive to the proposed renewal.

2. If the applicant files for renewal less than 180 calendar days prior to the expiration of the original permit or files an improper application the director shall deny the application for renewal. If an application for renewal has been denied for a facility, any further applications and submittals shall be identical to those for a new facility.

Statutory Authority

Chapter 14 (§ 10.1-1400 et seq.) of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 10.15, eff. June 29, 1994.

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