Governing Law and Regulations
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. At present, West Virginia has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that are more stringent than the federal requirements. The state adopts by reference the federal rules for hazardous waste landfills and adds state requirements in connection with disposal facility permit standards and facility fees.
West Virginia follows the federal rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills, with some additional state requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in West Virginia.
FACILITY PERMIT STANDARDS
Owners and operators of hazardous waste disposal facilities, which include hazardous waste landfills, are subject to additional state permit conditions not included in the federal rules. The state has additional permit application requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), including those regarding siting ...