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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 85. Coal Combustion Byproduct Regulations
4/1/2020

9VAC20-85-40. Applicability.

A. This chapter applies to all persons who use, reuse, or reclaim fossil fuel combustion products by applying them to or placing them on land in a manner other than addressed in 9VAC20-81-95 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations. 9VAC20-81-95 provides for the beneficial use of waste materials such as fossil fuel combustion products, and provides for conditional exemptions from regulation for fossil fuel combustion products. This chapter also applies to all persons who use, reuse, or reclaim 12,400 tons or less of unencapsulated CCR on the land in nonroadway applications.

B. This chapter establishes minimum standards for the owners or operators of coal mining facilities that accept CCB for mine reclamation or mine refuse disposal on a mine site permitted by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) unless otherwise exempt under 9VAC20-81-95 D 18 of the Solid Waste Management Regulations. If the permit issued by the DMME in accordance with the Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, 4VAC25-130, specifies the applicable conditions set forth in Parts III (9VAC20-85-70 et seq.) and IV (9VAC20-85-150 et seq.) of this chapter, the permittee is exempt from this chapter.

C. Conditions of applicability are as follows:

1. Persons using fossil fuel combustion products other than in a manner prescribed under this chapter, or managing fossil fuel combustion products containing any constituent at a level exceeding levels set forth in Table 1 in Part IV of this chapter, shall manage their waste in accordance with all applicable provisions of the Solid Waste Management Regulations, 9VAC20-81.

2. Materials which are accumulated speculatively, materials which are not utilized in a manner described in the operation plan required by 9VAC20-85-90, and off-specification materials which cannot be utilized or reprocessed to make them usable shall be managed in accordance with all appropriate provisions of the Solid Waste Management Regulations, 9VAC20-81.

3. Storage, stockpiling, and other processing or handling of fossil fuel combustion products, which may need to occur prior to their final placement or use, reuse, or reclamation, shall be in a manner necessary to protect human health and safety and the environment. For projects permitted by the DMME, the storage, stockpiling, or handling of CCB shall be managed in accordance with the Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, 4VAC25-130.

4. Use, reuse, or reclamation of greater than 12,400 tons of unencapsulated CCR on the land in nonroadway applications shall be managed in accordance with all applicable provisions of the Solid Waste Management Regulations, 9VAC20-81.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 6941 et seq.; 40 CFR Part 257.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR 672-20-20 § 2.2, eff. February 22, 1995; amended, Volume 23, Issue 04, eff. November 29, 2006; Volume 27, Issue 22, eff. August 3, 2011; Volume 32, Issue 09, eff. January 27, 2016.

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