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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 81. Solid Waste Management Regulations
4/9/2020

9VAC20-81-760. Administrative Procedures.

A. Submission of application.

1. General application requirements. All applications submitted to the director shall include:

a. The applicant's name and address;

b. A statement of applicant's interest in the proposed action;

c. A description of the desired action and a citation to the regulation from which a variance is requested;

d. A description of the need and justification for the proposed action;

e. The duration of the variance, if applicable;

f. The potential impact of the variance on public health or the environment;

g. Other information believed by the applicant to be pertinent; and

h. The following statements signed by the applicant or his authorized representative:

"I certify that I have personally examined and am familiar with the information submitted in this application and all attached documents, and that, based on my inquiry of those individuals immediately responsible for obtaining the information, I believe that the submitted information is true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment."

i. In accordance with the provisions of § 10.1-1408.1 of the Code of Virginia, no application for a variance allowing a noncaptive industrial landfill to expand or increase capacity shall be allowed without providing local government certification and disclosure information in accordance with the provisions of 9VAC20-81-450.

2. Additional requirements for applications under 9VAC20-81-710. In addition to the general information required of all applicants under subdivision 1 of this subsection:

a. To be successful the applicant shall address the standards and criteria listed in 9VAC20-81-710 C.

b. For applications submitted under 9VAC20-81-710 B 4 the following additional information is required:

(1) A description of the waste and an estimate of the average and maximum monthly and annual quantities of waste covered by the application;

(2) A description of the methodologies and equipment used to obtain representative samples and analyses, to include:

(a) The name and address of the laboratory facility performing the sampling on tests of the waste, if different from that of the applicant;

(b) The qualifications of the persons sampling and testing the wastes;

(c) The dates of sampling and testing;

(d) A description of sample handling and preparation techniques, including techniques used for extraction, containerization, and preservation of samples; and

(e) A description of the tests performed and the results obtained.

(3) The description of the reclamation processes.

3. Additional requirements for application under 9VAC20-81-720. In addition to the general information required of all applicants under subdivision 1 of this subsection, the applicant shall submit:

a. An explanation of the applicant's particular situation that prevents the facility from achieving compliance with the cited regulation; and

b. Other information as may be required by the department.

B. Application processing.

1. After receiving an application that includes the information required in subsection A of this section, the director will determine whether the information received is sufficient to render the decision. If the information is deemed to be insufficient, the director will request that additional information be furnished.

2. The applicant may submit the additional information requested, or may demonstrate that the additional information should not be required. If the director agrees that the additional information should not be required, he will act in accordance with subdivision 3 of this subsection.

3. After the application is deemed complete:

a. The director will make a tentative decision to grant or deny the variance request.

b. If the variance request is tentatively denied, the director will offer the applicant the opportunity to withdraw the request, submit additional information, or proceed with the evaluation.

c. The director will issue a notice tentatively granting the variance request. Notification of this tentative decision will be provided by newspaper advertisement in the locality where the applicant is located. The director will accept comment on the tentative decision for 30 days.

d. After evaluating all public comments, the director will, within 15 days after the expiration of the comment period:

(1) Notify the applicant of the final decision; and

(2) Notify all persons who commented on the tentative decision.

C. Decision resolution.

1. In the case of a denial, the applicant has a right to request a formal hearing to challenge the rejection.

2. If the director grants a variance request, the notice to the applicant shall provide that the variance may be terminated upon a finding by the director that the applicant has failed to comply with any variance requirements.

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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