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West Virginia Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

West Virginia Fire Prevention and Control Act: West Virginia Code (WV Code) 29-3-5a

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West Virginia Groundwater Protection Act, WV Code 22-12-1 to 22-12-14

Hazardous substance definitions: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 47-30-2 and WV Reg. 60-3-2

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Waste Management Branch

West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3

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. "Hazardous substance" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. West Virginia generally adopts the federal definitions of hazardous substance. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

West Virginia has adopted the National Fire Protection Association Codes 30 and 30A covering aboveground storage tank (AST) construction and installation. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in West Virginia.

West Virginia's underground storage tank program follows the federal rules, with some additional and more stringent requirements, including annual tank fees. Tank owners must also comply with the state's Groundwater Protection Act. For more information, see the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

West Virginia follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. See the ...


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