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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 160. Voluntary Remediation Regulations

9VAC20-160-120. Public notice.

A. The participant shall give public notice of the voluntary remediation. The notice shall be made after the department accepts the site characterization component of the Voluntary Remediation Report and the proposed or completed remediation and shall occur prior to the department's issuing a certificate. Such notice shall be paid for by the participant.

B. The participant shall:

1. Provide written notice to the local government in which the facility is located;

2. Provide written notice to all adjacent property owners and other owners whose property has been affected by contaminants as determined pursuant to the provisions of subdivision A 1 of 9VAC20-160-70; and

3. Publish a notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by the voluntary action.

C. A comment period of at least 30 days must follow issuance of the notices pursuant to this section. The department, at its discretion, may increase the duration of the comment period to 60 days. The contents of each public notice required pursuant to subsection B of this section shall include:

1. The name and address of the participant and the location of the proposed voluntary remediation;

2. A brief description of the general nature of the release, any remediation, and any proposed land use controls;

3. The address and telephone number of a specific person familiar with the remediation from whom information regarding the voluntary remediation may be obtained; and

4. A brief description of how to submit comments.

D. The participant shall send all commenters a letter acknowledging receipt of written comments and providing responses to the same.

E. The participant shall provide the following as documentation of public notice required in subdivision A 5 of 9VAC20-160-70:

1. A signed statement that the participant has provided public notice as required by subsection B of this section;

2. A copy of the public notice and a list of names and addresses of all persons to whom the notice was sent; and

3. Copies of all written comments received during the public comment period, copies of acknowledgment letters, and copies of any response to comments, as well as an evaluation of the comment's impact on the planned or completed remedial action or actions.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1232 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 18, eff. June 26, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2002; Volume 30, Issue 9, eff. January 29, 2014; Volume 36, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2019.

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