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State Resources

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Virginia closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Virginia specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEQ air program page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association VA specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

DEQ for Business Section - DEQ for businesses page

Electronic Waste – DEQ Electronics Waste Management Interim Recommendations

Hazardous Waste – DEQ Hazardous Waste page

Medical Waste – DEQ Management of Regulated Medical Waste page 

Small Business Assistance Program – VA small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – DEQ requirements for registration of ASTs and USTs

Universal Waste – DEQ universal waste page

Waste Tires – DEQ Waste Tires program

Water  – DEQ water program page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Virginia Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Challenge - DEQ challenge to commrcial property managers.

VEEP - Virginia Environmental Excellence Program designed to acknowledge those who go above and beyond environmental regulations

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.