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West Virginia Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste generator requirements: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-5

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Rules for conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG): WV Reg. 33-20-3.1 and WV Reg. 33-20-3.2

CESQG notification for hazardous waste activities: WV Reg. 33-20-3.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-4

Limitation of off-site management facilities for CESQGs: WV Reg. 33-20-3.2

On-site treatment: WV Reg. 33-20-5.1

Fees:

Annual Groundwater Protection Act fee: WV Reg. 47-55-3

Annual Hazardous Waste Emergency Response Fund Fee: West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-19-1 to 22-19-6, WV Reg. 33-26-1 to 33-26-5, and WV Reg. 33-26 Appendix I

Annual Hazardous Waste Management Fund Fee: WV Reg. 33-24-1 to 33-24-5

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with several additions that make the state's rules more stringent. The state's more stringent rules apply to notification of hazardous waste activities, CESQGs, and annual generator fees.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Hazardous Waste Unit administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in West Virginia.

State Requirements

CESQGs

Notification

WV Reg. 33-20-3.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-4

Generators in West Virginia are responsible for notifying both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DEP of their hazardous waste activities. Unlike the federal rules, West Virginia requires CESQGs to ...


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