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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

9VAC20-70-81. General purpose and scope.

A. In order to assure that the costs associated with protecting the public health and safety from the consequences of an abandonment or a failure to properly execute closure, post-closure care or corrective action at a facility are to be recovered from the owner or operator, the owner or operator of such facility shall obtain one, or a combination of the financial responsibility mechanisms described in this part. Financial responsibility mechanisms shall be in the amount equal to the cost estimate approved by the department using the procedures set forth in Article 3 (9VAC20-70-111 et seq.) of this part.

B. In the case of new facilities, the selected financial responsibility mechanism or mechanisms shall be filed with the Department of Environmental Quality as part of the permit application procedures and prior to the issuance of an operating permit.

C. In the case of existing facilities that become regulated as the result of a regulatory amendment, the selected financial responsibility mechanism shall be filed with the Department of Environmental Quality within 120 days of the effective date of the amendment.

D. The director may reject the proposed evidence of financial responsibility if the mechanism or mechanisms submitted do not adequately assure that funds will be available for closure, post-closure care, or corrective action. The owner or operator shall be notified in writing within 60 days of receipt of a complete financial assurance submission of the tentative decision to accept or reject the proposed evidence.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 6, eff. January 7, 1998; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 3, eff. November 21, 2001.

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