Governing Law and Regulations
Emergency planning and response: West Virginia Emergency Response and Community Right-to-Know Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 15-5A-1 to 15-5A-8
Emergency Planning Reporting Fee: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 55-1-9
Emergency response training: WV Reg. 87-3-4
Hazardous waste facilities: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2
Hazardous waste transporters: WV Reg. 157-7-6
Pesticide storage facilities: WV Reg. 61-12H-6
Air emissions: WV Reg. 45-11-1 to 45-11-8
West Virginia Hazardous Waste Emergency Response Fund (HWERF): WV Reg. 33-26-1 to 33-26-5
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management
West Virginia State Emergency Response Commission (WVSERC) Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) Office of Emergency Services
West Virginia Department of Agriculture (DOA)
Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
West Virginia Fire Commission Office of the State Fire Marshal
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
Local fire and police 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 generally follows federal emergency planning and response regulations, with additional state requirements for emergency response training and planning fees, air pollution emergencies, pesticide storage facilities, and hazardous waste facilities and transporters. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for federal emergency requirements.
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