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

9VAC20-60-328. EPA identification number.

A. A generator shall not treat, store, dispose of, transport, or offer for transportation hazardous waste without having received an EPA identification number from the administrator or the department.

B. A generator who has not received an EPA identification number may obtain one by applying to the department using EPA Form 8700-12. Upon receiving a request, the department will assign an EPA identification number to the generator.

C. A generator shall not offer his hazardous waste to transporters or to facilities that have not received an EPA identification number.

D. Provisional identification number. If an emergency or other unusual incident occurs which causes a necessity for the rapid transport of a hazardous waste to an authorized hazardous waste management facility, the generator involved in such a circumstance can telephone the Department of Environmental Quality (804-698-4000) and obtain a provisional identification number. Applicants receiving such a number will be mailed a blank EPA Form 8700-12 that shall be completed and returned to the Department of Environmental Quality regional office within 10 calendar days. (Note: The department's website,, or the receptionist at 804-698-4000, will provide information on how to contact the appropriate regional office.)

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 Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 35, Issue 24, eff. August 23, 2019.

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