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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 81. Solid Waste Management Regulations
7/12/2020

9VAC20-81-640. Waste Tires.

A. Unless exempt under 9VAC20-81-95, owners or operators of a solid waste management facility storing tires, to include sites engaged in speculative accumulation, shall obtain a permit in accordance with standards contained in Parts III (9VAC20-81-100 et seq.) or IV (9VAC20-81-300 et seq.) of this chapter as appropriate.

B. Owners or operators of solid waste management facilities that store waste tires in containers such as trailers shall, in addition to applicable requirements contained in Part IV (9VAC20-81-300 et seq.) of this chapter:

1. Establish and maintain a contractual agreement for prompt removal of the waste tires from the facility;

2. Obtain approval for the storage area from the local fire marshal, if required; and

3. Shall not store waste tires in excess of the quantity specified in the permit.

C. Owners or operators of solid waste management facilities that store or treat waste tires in piles shall, in addition to the applicable requirements contained in Part IV (9VAC20-81-300 et seq.) of this chapter:

1. Place the waste tires in piles that do not exceed five feet in height, exceed 50 feet in width, nor exceed 5,000 square feet in base surface area;

2. Provide a minimum separation distance of 50 feet between waste tire piles and between the waste tire piles and any structure. These separation areas shall be maintained free of obstructions and maintained in such a manner that emergency vehicles will have adequate access to all waste tire management areas.

3. Unless the waste tire pile is located at a sanitary or CDD landfill regulated under Part IV (9VAC20-81-300 et seq.) of this chapter:

a. Provide a berm of soil between all waste tire piles in the storage area. The berm shall extend as high as the height of the waste tire pile;

b. In addition to any material in the berm, for each waste tire pile, provide and maintain a stockpile of 20 cubic yards of soil within 200 feet of each pile; and

c. Provide a fence around the entire storage and treatment area to control access to the storage facility;

4. Not store waste tires in excess of the quantity specified in the permit.

D. More than 1,000 discarded tires shall not be stored at a landfill unless the permit expressly allows such storage. Tires disposed in a sanitary or construction/demolition/debris landfill shall be split, cut, or shredded before disposal and should be dispersed in the workface with other solid wastes. Alternate burial not incorporating cutting or splitting at a specific facility may be approved if the method will assure that tires will not emerge from the landfill.

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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