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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 90. Solid Waste Management Permit Action Fees and Annual Fees

9VAC20-90-90. Applications for permit actions, amendment or modification.

A. General. Facility permits issued by the director are typically based on the modular concept to assure completeness and consistency of the documents. Each facility permit may consist of several modules dealing with the requirements addressing separate topics pertinent to the specific facility. The modules used in the solid and regulated medical waste program are:

1. The general permit conditions module (Module I) that contains the general conditions required for all solid or regulated medical waste facility permits and includes documents to be submitted prior to operation, documents that must be maintained at the facility, and a compliance schedule, if any.

2. The general facility requirements module (Module II) that contains the listing of wastes that the facility may accept or a list of wastes prohibited from acceptance, an analysis plan, security and site access information, inspection requirements, personnel training requirements, special standards based on particular location, a preparedness and prevention plan, a contingency plan, closure and post-closure cost estimates, and facility-specific financial assurance requirements.

3. The separate facility modules, one for each of the different type of facility provided for in Parts III and IV of the Solid Waste Management Regulations, containing design requirements (e.g., liners, leachate management systems, aeration systems, wastewater collection systems), specific operating requirements (e.g., compaction and cover requirements, equipment, monitoring), and recordkeeping requirements. The following modules have been developed:

a. Module III—Sanitary landfills;

b. Module IV—Construction/demolition/debris landfill;

c. Module V—Industrial landfill;

d. Module VI—Compost facility;

e. Module VII—Transfer station;

f. Module VIII—Materials recovery facility; and

g. Module IX—Energy recovery and incineration facility.

4. All gas management plans submitted for review (Module III, IV, or V) will be assessed a fee as listed in Table 3.1-2 of 9VAC20-90-120.

5. The groundwater monitoring modules contain requirements for well location, installation, and construction, listing of monitoring parameters and constituents, sampling and analysis procedures, statistical procedures, data evaluation, recordkeeping and reporting, and special requirements when significant increases occur in monitoring parameters. Module X is designed specifically for Phase I or detection monitoring and Module XI for Phase II or assessment monitoring. If groundwater protection standards are being established for facilities without Modules X and XI, then both Modules X and XI will be issued for the major modification fee. However, for facilities with Module X already included in their permit, the major modification fee will be assessed to add Module XI.

6. The closure module (Module XII), included in all permits, contains requirements for actions during the active life of the facility (updating plan), during the closure process, and after the closure has been performed. Facilities required to submit a closure plan in accordance with §§ 10.1-1410.1 and 10.1-1410.2 A 1 of the Code of Virginia will be assessed a fee for Module XII as listed in Table 3.1-2 of 9VAC20-90-120.

7. The post-closure module (Module XIII), included in solid waste disposal facility permits, contains requirements during the post-closure period and for periodic updating of the post-closure plan. Facilities required to submit a post-closure plan in accordance with § 10.1-1410.2 of the Code of Virginia will be assessed a fee for Module XIII as listed in Table 3.1-2 of 9VAC20-90-120.

8. The schedule for compliance for corrective action (Module XIV) is used when facility groundwater monitoring results indicate groundwater protection standards have been statistically exceeded.

9. The leachate handling module (Module XV), included in solid waste disposal facility permits, contains requirements for storage, treatment and disposal of leachate generated by the facility.

10. The regulated medical waste storage or transfer module (Module XVI) and regulated medical waste treatment module (Module XVII) have been developed for facilities storing, transferring, or treating regulated medical waste.

B. Applicants for a modification or amendment of an existing permit will be assessed a fee associated with only those modules that will require changes. In situations where the modular concept is not employed (for example, changes incorporated directly into a nonmodular permit), fees will be assessed as appropriate for the requirements stipulated for modules in subsection A of this section had they been used.

C. Applicants for a modification or amendment or subject to revocation and reissuance of an existing permit will be assessed a separate public participation fee whenever the modification or amendment requires a public hearing.

D. The fee schedules for major permit actions, amendments, or modifications are shown in Table 3.1-2 of 9VAC20-90-120.

E. In no case will the fee for a modification, amendment or revocation and reissuance of a permit be higher than that for a new facility of the same type.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-20-11 § 3.3, eff. June 8, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2004; Volume 27, Issue 22, eff. August 3, 2011; Volume 40, Issue 5, eff. November 22, 2023.

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