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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 81. Solid Waste Management Regulations
3/29/2020

9VAC20-81-385. Landfill Mining.

A. Because of the varied and experimental nature of the landfill mining processes currently employed, 9VAC20-81-395 offers management standards. For this reason, portions of that section shall be made applicable to the mining process. As used in this section "landfill mining" does not include excavation of waste to facilitate installation of landfill gas, leachate management, or other utility systems provided waste excavated is managed and cover installed in accordance with 9VAC20-81-140 or 9VAC20-81-160, as applicable.

B. In addition to fulfilling applicable requirements of 9VAC20-81-395, the owner or operator of a landfill mining facility shall prepare an operational plan that will describe in detail the procedures that will be employed in opening the closed landfill areas, the phased description of opened areas, the procedures that will be employed in excavation of opened areas, the management of excavated materials, and disposition of recovered materials and unusable residues. The operational plan shall also contain an estimate of the duration of the mining process and the final use of the recovered air space.

C. In cases where residues will be disposed on site, the disposal units shall be regulated under Part III (9VAC20-81-100 et seq.) of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 6941 et seq.; 40 CFR Part 258.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. March 16, 2011.

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