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West Virginia Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Chemical inventory reporting: West Virginia Emergency Response and Community Right-to-Know Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 15-5A-1 to 15-5A-8 and regulations at West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 55-1-1 to 55-1-11

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Reporting fees: WV Reg. 55-1-9

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Office of Emergency Services

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements:

—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. The SERC and the EPA administer and enforce the community right-to-know chemical reporting requirements in the state.

Facilities are encouraged to contact their LEPC and local fire department to discuss emergency plans and needs.

State Requirements

TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING

Tier II reports are due March 1. Facilities in West Virginia are required to generate Tier II reports using EPA's Tier2 Submit software and submit the report electronically via ...


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