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

9VAC20-120-880. Petition processing.

A. After receiving a petition that includes the information required in 9VAC20-120-870, the director will determine whether the information received is sufficient to render the decision. If the information is deemed to be insufficient, the director will specify additional information needed and request that it be furnished.

B. The petitioner may submit the additional information requested, or may attempt to show that no reasonable basis exists for the request for additional information. If the director agrees that no reasonable basis exists for the request for additional information, he will act in accordance with subsection C of this section. If the director continues to believe that a reasonable basis exists to require the submission of such information, he will proceed with the denial action in accordance with the Virginia Administrative Process Act (VAPA).

C. After the petition is deemed complete:

1. The director will make a tentative decision to grant or deny the petition.

2. In case that petition may be tentatively denied, the director will offer the petitioner the opportunity to withdraw the petition, submit additional information, or request the director to proceed with the evaluation.

3. Unless the petition is withdrawn, the director will issue a draft notice tentatively granting or denying the application. Notification of this tentative decision will be provided by newspaper advertisement in the locality where the petitioner is located. The director will accept comment on the tentative decision for 30 calendar days.

4. Upon a written request of any interested person, the director may, at his discretion, hold an informal fact finding meeting described in § 2.2-4011 of the Virginia Administrative Process Act. A person requesting a meeting shall state the issues to be raised and explain why written comments would not suffice to communicate the person's views. The director may in any case decide on his own motion to hold such a meeting.

5. After evaluating all public comments the director will, within 15 calendar days after the expiration of the comment period:

a. Notify the petitioner of the final decision; and

b. Notify all persons who commented on the tentative decision or publish it in a newspaper having circulation in the locality.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 11.5, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

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