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Code of Virginia
Title 54.1. Professions and Occupations
Chapter 22.1. Waste Management Facility Operators
6/20/2021

Chapter 22.1. Waste Management Facility Operators.

§ 54.1-2209. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Board" means the Board for Waste Management Facility Operators.

"Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, governmental body, municipal corporation or any other legal entity.

"Waste management facility" means a site used for planned treatment, storage or disposal of nonhazardous solid waste.

"Waste management facility operator" means any person, including an owner, who is in charge of the actual, on-site operation of a waste management facility during any period of operation.

1991, c. 551.

§ 54.1-2210. Board for Waste Management Facility Operators; membership; terms.

The Board for Waste Management Facility Operators shall consist of seven members appointed by the Governor as follows: a representative from the Department of Environmental Quality, a representative from a local government that owns a sanitary landfill, a representative from a local government that owns a waste management facility other than a sanitary landfill, a representative of a private owner of a sanitary landfill, a representative of a private owner of a waste management facility other than a sanitary landfill, and two citizen members, one of whom shall be a representative of a commercial waste generator. No owner shall be represented by more than one representative or employee. The terms of Board members shall be four years, except that vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. No member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.

1991, c. 551; 1996, cc. 78, 824; 2010, c. 91.

§ 54.1-2211. Duties; licensing.

A. The Board shall promulgate regulations and standards for the training and licensing of waste management facility operators. The Board may establish classes of training and licensing based upon the type of waste management facility for which a waste management facility operator seeks a license. Training and licensing requirements may vary for the classes of license established by the Board based upon the type of facility and the type of waste managed at the facility. The Board shall consider an applicant's prior experience in determining whether the applicant meets the training requirements imposed by this chapter.

B. Any person may apply to the Board for approval of the training programs it administers to waste management facility operators. Such training programs shall be approved by the Board if they meet the requirements established by the Board. Any person successfully completing a training program approved by the Board shall be deemed to have met the training requirements imposed by this chapter.

1991, c. 551; 1997, c. 885.

§ 54.1-2212. License required.

Effective January 1, 1993, no person shall be a waste management facility operator or represent himself as a waste management facility operator without a license from the Board.

1991, c. 551; 1997, c. 885.