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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 130. Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Regulations
8/4/2020

9VAC20-130-175. Amendments to Plans.

A. Amendments to the plans shall be classified as major or minor as described in this section.

B. Major amendments.

1. Major amendments shall include:

a. Any addition, deletion, or cessation of operation of any solid waste disposal facility;

b. Any increase in landfill capacity;

c. Any change that moves toward implementation of a waste management strategy that is lower in the waste management hierarchy;

d. Action plans, including an action plan to address a planning unit's recycling rate that has fallen below the statutory minimum; or

e. Any change to membership in the approved area. Director approval of changes to planning unit boundaries, as described in 9VAC20-130-100, shall occur prior to submission of solid waste plan amendments to revise plan membership.

2. Major amendments shall require the same public participation as detailed in 9VAC20-130-130 B before being submitted, by mail or electronic mail, to the department for approval prior to implementation.

3. The department shall review major amendments and approve or return comments on any deficiencies no later than 90 days from the date the amendments are received. In the event the department is unable to complete its review within 90 days, the applicant will be notified and given a date as to when the review will be completed. No department approval shall be necessary for minor amendments.

4. Each submitter who receives comments on his major plan amendment under subdivision B 3 of this section shall submit a corrected amendment to the department no later than 90 days following notification of deficiencies.

5. Major amendments approved without alteration shall become effective upon notification. If after review of the corrected amendment submitted pursuant to subdivision B 4 of this section, the department cannot approve the corrected amendment because it finds the amendment not to be in accordance with this chapter, it will issue a notice of intent to disapprove to the submitter. The notice of intent to disapprove shall set forth (i) the reason for the disapproval, (ii) what is required for approval, and (iii) the right of the submitter to an informal fact-finding proceeding under Chapter 40 (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia. The department will give priority consideration for review of corrected amendments when the planning unit has a pending permit application for a solid waste management facility.

C. Minor amendments.

1. Minor amendments shall include:

a. Any addition, deletion, or cessation of operation of any facility that is not a solid waste disposal facility;

b. Any change that moves toward implementation of a waste management strategy that is higher in the waste management hierarchy; or

c. Any nonsubstantive administrative change such as a change in name.

2. Minor amendments shall be submitted, by mail or electronic mail, directly to the department for notation. The planning units are the repository for the minor amendments to the plans.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1411 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 6942(b), 40 CFR Parts 255 and 256.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 17, Issue 21, eff. August 1, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 04, eff. November 28, 2007; Volume 35, Issue 09, eff. February 7, 2019.

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