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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 60. Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations
4/6/2020

9VAC20-60-1270. Determination of Application Fee Amount.

A. General.

1. Each application for a new or renewed permit and each application for a modification to a permit is a separate action and shall be assessed a separate fee. The amount of such fees is determined on the basis of this section.

2. The amount of the permit application fee is based on the costs directly associated with the permitting program required by Parts III (9VAC20-60-270 et seq.) and VII (9VAC20-60-420 et seq.) of this chapter and includes costs for personnel and contractual effort and the prorated costs of supplies, equipment, communications and office space. The fee schedules are shown in 9VAC20-60-1285.

B. New HWM facility permits.

1. All applicants for new or renewed hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility permits are assessed a base fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 A.

2. Applicants for a facility permit that includes one or more of the hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal units or processes that require groundwater protection or corrective action for solid waste management units in accordance with Subpart F of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart K of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart L of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart M of 40 CFR Part 264, and Subpart N of 40 CFR Part 264, as applicable, ("land-based TSD units") are assessed a supplementary fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 A, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

3. Applicants for a facility permit that includes one or more hazardous waste incineration, boiler, or industrial furnace units or processes regulated in accordance with Subpart O of 40 CFR Part 264 are assessed a supplementary fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 A, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

4. Applicants for a facility permit for storage of hazardous wastes in containers, tanks or drip pads, or both, subject to Subpart I of 40 CFR Part 264, Subpart J of 40 CFR Part 264, and Subpart W of 40 CFR Part 264 will not be assessed any supplementary fees unless required to close and perform post-closure care as landfills as provided for in 40 CFR 264.197(b) and 40 CFR 264.571(b).

C. Modifications to existing HWM facility permits.

1. Except as provided for in subsection E of this section, all applicants for a modification of an existing HWM facility permit are assessed a modification base fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B.

2. Applicants for a modification that includes or involves the addition of hazardous wastes not currently in the permit are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

3. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification that includes or involves corrective action for solid waste management units under 40 CFR 264.101 and Title 40, Subpart S shall be assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B in addition to supplementary fees specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate.

4. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification that includes or involves the addition of one or more new hazardous waste land-based TSD units or processes, or requires a substantive change in the design of the existing land-based TSD units or processes, are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate. For the purpose of this subsection, it will be deemed that a major change is required whenever a change in the design of the groundwater protection system or whenever a new land treatment demonstration permit specified in 9VAC20-60-270 is necessary.

5. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification that includes or involves the addition of one or more hazardous waste incineration units or processes, or requires a substantive change in the design of an existing incineration unit or process, are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate. For the purposes of this subsection, it will be deemed that a major change is required whenever a change occurs that necessitates the performance of a trial burn in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270.

6. Applicants for a major (Class 3) modification that includes or involves new treatment, storage or disposal units, processes or areas, or requires a substantive change in the design of any existing hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal units, processes or areas, neither of which is a hazardous waste land-based TSD or incineration unit, are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection and any other supplementary fee that may be appropriate. For the purposes of this subsection, expansion of an existing container storage facility is not considered to be a major change.

7. Applicants for a modification that is not a minor modification and is a substantive (Class 2) as specified in 9VAC20-60-270 and that is not subject to the requirements of subdivisions 2 through 6 of this subsection are assessed a supplementary modification fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 B, in addition to the base fee specified in subdivision 1 of this subsection.

8. Applicants for numerous modifications subject to several supplementary fees will not be assessed a permit application fee in excess to the one required for a new permit for a comparable HWM facility.

D. Minor modifications of existing HWM facility permits. All applicants for minor (Class 1) modification of an existing HWM facility permit provided for in 9VAC20-60-270 are not assessed a fee.

E. Emergency permits. Applicants for an emergency hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal permit as provided for in 9VAC20-60-270 are assessed a fee shown in 9VAC20-60-1285 D, unless the director shall determine that a lesser fee is appropriate at the time the permit is issued. No permit fee will be assessed for emergency treatment, storage, or disposal necessary for the remediation of abandoned or orphaned hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation, a U.S. Department of Defense Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, a U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit or other federal government entities trained in explosive or munitions emergency response. No permit fee will be assessed for emergency treatment, storage, or disposal when a determination has been made by the Commonwealth that circumstances dictate expedient action to protect human health and environmental quality.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 6921 et seq.; 40 CFR Parts 260 through 272.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-10-1 § 12.1, eff. January 1, 1988; amended, Volume 05, Issue 04, eff. January 1, 1989; Volume 06, Issue 06, eff. February 1, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1991; Volume 09, Issue 06, eff. January 13, 1993; Volume 09, Issue 23, eff. September 8, 1993; Volume 15, Issue 09, eff. February 17, 1999; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002; Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2004; Volume 30, Issue 24, eff. August 27, 2014.

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