Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code

Part I. Definitions

9VAC20-90-10. Definitions.

Chapter 14 (§ 10.1-1400 et seq.) of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia defines words and terms that supplement those in this chapter. The Solid Waste Management Regulations, 9VAC20-81, and the Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations, 9VAC20-121, define additional words and terms that supplement those in the statute and this chapter. When the statute, as cited, and the solid waste management regulations, as cited, define a word or term differently, the definition of the statute is controlling. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

"Director" means the director of the Department of Environmental Quality.

"Operating" means actively managing solid waste, or conducting closure or post closure activities. A facility will begin operating on the date of the approval of the certificate to operate (CTO) or the approval of the permit-by-rule (PBR) as applicable. The facility will no longer be considered operating upon certification of completion of closure activities or in the case of a disposal facility upon release from post closure responsibility.

"Permit-by-rule" means provisions of the chapter stating that a facility or activity is deemed to have a permit if it meets the requirements of the provision.

"Permitted facility" means a facility holding the written permission of the director to conduct solid waste management activities; this includes facilities operating under permit-by-rule.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-20-11 § 1.1, 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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