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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 170. Transportation of Solid and Medical Wastes on State Waters
3/28/2020

9VAC20-170-300. Amount and Scope of Financial Responsibility Requirement.

Each owner and operator of a vessel transporting solid waste and/or regulated medical waste upon the navigable waters of the Commonwealth, to the extent allowable under state law, shall demonstrate financial responsibility for the total cost of cleanup and containment of a solid waste and/or regulated medical waste deposit into state waters, and the potential impairment of beneficial use of these waters in the following amounts:

1. For each owner and operator of a vessel transporting solid wastes only: $1 million or $300 per gross ton of such vessel, whichever is larger. If the owner or operator owns or operates more than one vessel transporting waste, the amount of financial responsibility shall equal $1 million or $300 per gross ton of the owned or operated vessel with the largest transporting capacity, whichever is larger.

2. For each owner and operator of a vessel transporting regulated medical waste or a combination of regulated medical waste and solid waste: $5 million or $300 per gross ton of such vessel. If the owner or operator owns or operates more than one vessel transporting waste, the amount of financial responsibility shall equal $5 million or $300 per gross ton of the owned or operated vessel with the largest transporting capacity, whichever is larger.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1402 and 10.1-1454.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003.

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