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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 70. Financial Assurance Regulations for Solid Waste Disposal, Transfer and Treatment Facilities
7/15/2020

9VAC20-70-50. Applicability of Chapter.

A. This chapter applies to all persons who own, operate, or allow the following permitted or unpermitted facilities to be operated on their property:

1. Solid waste treatment, transfer and disposal facilities regulated under the Virginia Solid Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-81);

2. Vegetative waste management facilities regulated under the Solid Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-81);

3. Medical waste treatment, transfer or disposal facilities regulated under the Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-120); or

4. Receiving facilities as defined herein.

B. Exemptions.

1. Owners or operators of facilities who are federal or state government entities whose debts and liabilities are the debts or liabilities of the United States or the Commonwealth, are exempt from this chapter;

2. Owners and operators of facilities conditionally exempt under 9VAC20-81-95 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations are exempt from this chapter so long as they meet the conditions of the exemption;

3. Owners and operators of facilities that manage solely wastes excluded or conditionally exempt under 9VAC20-81-95 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations are exempt from this chapter;

4. Owners or operators of facilities exempt under 9VAC20-120-120 or excluded under 9VAC20-120-130 of the Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-120) are exempt from this chapter;

5. Owners and operators of yard waste composting facilities exempt under 9VAC20-81-95 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations are exempt from this chapter; and

6. Owners and operators of hazardous waste management units regulated under the Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-60) are exempt from this chapter as far as such units are concerned.

C. Owners and operators of facilities or units that treat or dispose of wastes which are exempted from the Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-60) are subject to these regulations unless also exempted herein.

D. Facilities with separate ownership and operation. If separate, nonexempt persons own and operate a facility subject to this chapter, the owner and operator shall be jointly and severally liable for meeting the requirements of this chapter. If either the owner or operator is exempt, as provided in 9VAC20-70-50 B, then the other person shall be liable for meeting the requirements of this chapter. If both the owner and the operator are exempt, as provided in 9VAC20-70-50 B, then the requirements of this chapter are not applicable to that facility.

E. Exemptions for facilities owned and operated by local governments.

1. Closed facilities. Owners and operators of facilities who are local governmental entities or regional authorities that have completed closure by October 9, 1994, are exempt from all the requirements of this chapter, provided they:

a. Have (i) disposed of less than 100 tons per day of solid waste during a representative period prior to October 9, 1993; (ii) disposed of less than 100 tons per day of solid waste each month between October 9, 1993, and April 9, 1994; (iii) ceased to accept solid waste prior to April 9, 1994; and (iv) whose units are not on the National Priority List as found in Appendix B to 40 CFR Part 300; or

b. Have (i) disposed of more than 100 tons per day of solid waste prior to October 9, 1993, and (ii) ceased to accept solid waste prior to that date.

2. All other facilities. Owners and operators of facilities who are local governmental entities or regional authorities that are not exempt under subdivision 1 of this subsection are subject to the requirements of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1402 and 10.1-1410 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-20-1 § 2.4, eff. July 22, 1987; amended, Volume 14, Issue 06, eff. January 7, 1998; Volume 18, Issue 03, eff. November 21, 2001; Volume 27, Issue 22, eff. August 3, 2011.

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