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

9VAC20-130-94. Considerations in designating solid waste unit boundaries.

A. The following shall be considered in designating solid waste planning unit boundaries:

1. Geographic areas or jurisdictions that have a history of cooperating to solve problems in environmental or other related matters;

2. Existing regional management systems, authorities, or similar institutions;

3. The size, configuration, and location of the regional areas should have sufficient solid waste contribution and market availability to support the solid waste management system;

4. Solid waste types within areas and mutuality of solid waste management interests;

5. Geologic, hydrologic, soil, and groundwater conditions; availability of land and soils; and natural barriers and ecosystems; and

6. Existing planning areas established for purposes other than solid waste management including the existence of informational databases containing data related to that needed for solid waste management planning and recycling.

B. Areas included within a solid waste planning unit's boundaries may be local or regional.

1. A local area may include a city, town, or county and any towns within the county that through mutual agreement join with the county for the purpose of developing a plan.

2. A regional area may include:

a. The jurisdictions with existing regional planning district boundaries;

b. Any combination of local governments formally joined to form a region or service authority; or

c. Existing waste management or public service authorities.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 9, eff. February 7, 2019.

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