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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 60. Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations
4/1/2020

9VAC20-60-14. Definitions Derived from Incorporations of Reference Texts.

A. These regulations contain the text herein and several incorporated texts from Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (cited as 40 CFR followed by a part number, section number and subsection reference numbers). These incorporated texts are fully a part of these regulations; however, definitions, additions, modifications and exemptions stated in the text written herein direct how the incorporated text shall be interpreted, and they take precedence over the verbatim interpretation of the incorporated text. These incorporated texts include definitions that are fully a part of these regulations and generally applicable throughout all incorporated text and all text written herein; however, stated in the text written herein are directions as to how the incorporated text shall be interpreted, and these directions take precedence over the verbatim interpretation of the incorporated text.

B. Unless a specific direction regarding the substitution of terms is given elsewhere, the following terms, where they appear in the Code of Federal Regulations shall, for the purpose of these regulations, have the following meanings or interpretations:

1. "Director" shall supplant the "Administrator," "Assistant Administrator," "Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response" and the "Regional Administrator," wherever they appear.

2. "Department of Environmental Quality" shall supplant the "United States Environmental Protection Agency," "Environmental Protection Agency," "Agency," "EPA," "EPA Headquarters," "EPA Region(s)" or "Regional Office," wherever they appear. The use of "EPA" as an adjective in "EPA Acknowledgment of Consent," "EPA document," "EPA form," "EPA identification number," "EPA number," "EPA Publication," or similar phrase shall not be supplanted with "Department of Environmental Quality" and shall remain as in the original text cited.

3. "EPA Environmental Appeals Board" or "Environmental Appeals Board" shall be supplanted with the appointed hearing officer at a formal hearing, the court of appropriate jurisdiction, or others as required by the Administrative Process Act, Chapter 40 (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia.

4. "Qualified engineer" or "engineer" means a professional engineer certified to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

5. "State," "authorized state," and "approved state" means the Commonwealth of Virginia.

6. "Approved program" means the Virginia regulatory program for the Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations.

C. If a part of 40 CFR (as in 40 CFR Part 260) is cited, it shall mean the entire part (in this case, all of Part 260) including all subdivisions. If a section or subsection of a part of 40 CFR (as in 40 CFR 260.10) is cited, it shall mean the entire section (Section 10 of Part 260) and its subdivisions, but it does not include other sections or subsections of the same part.

D. The text of federal regulations incorporated by reference in these regulations includes dates that occurred before the effective date of the incorporation of those requirements into these regulations. Such dates shall not be construed as creating a retroactive right or obligation under the Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations when that right or obligation did not exist in these regulations prior to the incorporation of the federal regulations by reference. In such cases, the effective date under Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations is the earliest date the requirement was incorporated into these regulations or is as otherwise specified in these regulations. If a right or obligation existed under federal regulations based on a date in federal regulations and there is a period from the date cited in the incorporated text until the date they took effect in these regulations, nothing in these regulations shall contravene or countermand the legal application of the federal regulation for that period.

E. The text of federal regulations incorporated by reference in these regulations includes references to "RCRA," the "Resource Conservation and Recovery Act," sections of "RCRA," "Subtitle C of RCRA," the "Act," and other citations of enabling federal statutes. These statutes provide authority for actions by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the administrator, and authorized states to regulate solid and hazardous waste management. The Virginia Waste Management Act (§ 10.1-1400 et seq.) of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia provides authority to the Virginia Waste Management Board, the director and the department analogous to many of those found in the federal statutes. See Part II (9VAC20-60-20 et seq.) of this chapter. Wherever in the incorporation by reference in these regulations of text from the Code of Federal Regulations there is a citation of authority from federal statutes, the authority and power of the analogous or related portions of the Virginia Waste Management Act shall be considered to apply in addition to the federal statutory citation and to support enforcement of the requirement.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1402 and Article 4 (§ 10.1-1426 et seq.) of Chapter 14 of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 15, Issue 09, eff. February 17, 1999; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

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