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

9VAC20-60-70. Public participation.

A. All regulations developed under the provisions of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia for hazardous waste management shall be developed in accordance with the provisions of the Commonwealth of Virginia Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) and the Virginia Waste Management Board Public Participation Guidelines, 9VAC20-11.

B. Modifications and revisions to all hazardous waste management facility permits, except changes to interim status, shall be subject to public participation in accordance with 9VAC20-60-270.

C. Modifications and revisions to this chapter shall be the subject of public participation as specified by the Virginia Administrative Process Act and the public participation guidelines of the board.

D. Dockets of all permitting actions, enforcement actions, and administrative actions relative to this chapter shall be available to the public for review, consistent with the Commonwealth of Virginia Administrative Process Act, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), and the provisions of this chapter.

E. All reports and related materials received from hazardous waste generators, transporters, and facilities, as required by this chapter, shall be open to the public for review.

F. Public participation in the compliance evaluation and enforcement programs is encouraged. The department will:

1. Investigate and provide written responses to all citizen complaints addressed to the department;

2. Not oppose intervention by any citizen in a suit brought before a court by the department as a result of the enforcement action; and

3. Publish a notice in major daily or weekly newspaper of general circulation in the area and provide at least 30 days of public comment on proposed settlements of civil enforcement actions except where the settlement requires some immediate action.

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 § 2.6, eff. January 1, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 5, Issue 4, eff. January 1, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 6, eff. February 1, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 16, eff. July 1, 1991; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993; Volume 9, Issue 23, eff. September 8, 1993; Volume 15, Issue 9, eff. February 17, 1999; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 35, Issue 24, eff. August 23, 2019.

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