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Virginia Administrative Code

9VAC20-170-410. General provisions.

Compliance of Vessels Transporting Solid Wastes or Regulated Medical Wastes with Federal Statutes and Regulations and State Spill Response Requirements

Vessels must comply with federal regulations 33 CFR Part 151 (effective July 1, 2002) and 46 CFR Part 42 (effective October 1, 2002). These regulations apply to vessels transporting solid wastes or regulated medical wastes on state waters and are enforced by the U. S. Coast Guard. The owner or operator of a vessel shall immediately notify the appropriate regional office of the department, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802 in the event of a deposit of solid wastes or regulated medical wastes into state waters. Such verbal notification shall be followed by written notification to the appropriate department regional office within five days. The owner or operator of a vessel from which there is spillage or loss to state waters of wastes shall immediately take all such actions as may be necessary to contain and remove such wastes from state waters.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1402 and 10.1-1454.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003.

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