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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 121. Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations
7/21/2024

9VAC20-121-210. Siting requirements.

A. The siting of all regulated medical waste transfer stations or treatment facilities shall be governed by the standards as set forth in this section. These facilities shall:

1. Be adjacent to or have direct access to roads that are paved or surfaced and capable of withstanding anticipated load limits;

2. Not be sited or constructed in areas subject to base floods;

3. Shall not be closer than:

a. 50 feet to any property boundary;

b. 50 feet to any perennial stream or river;

c. 200 feet to any residence or recreational park area; or

d. 200 feet to any health care facility, school, or similar type public institution, unless the facility is located at the health care facility, school, or similar type public institution.

B. The site of a regulated medical waste transfer station or treatment facility shall provide room to minimize traffic congestion and allow for safe management of regulated medical waste and safe operation of the facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 6941 et seq.; 40 CFR Part 257.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 13, eff. March 15, 2023.

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