|
|
Close





West Virginia Underground Injection Wells: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground injection wells: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 47-13-1 to 47-13-13

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Applicability: WV Reg. 47-13-4.1 to 47-13-4.5

Underground injection control (UIC) permitting: WV Reg. 47-13-13

Permit-by-rule: WV Reg. 47-13-13.2

Area permits: WV Reg. 47-13-13.4

Oil and gas: WV. Reg. 35-4-7

Fees: WV Reg. 47-9-1 to 47-9-8

Regulatory Agency

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

DEP Division of Mining and Reclamation Office of Oil and Gas

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 received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorization to administer the UIC program in the state. In West Virginia, owners and operators of injection wells do not have to apply for a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste permit for Class I wells; they only need to obtain an underground injection permit from DEP. Owners and operators of injection wells in West Virginia are required to pay various state fees.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Office of Water Resources is responsible for permitting and enforcing the rules related to Class I and Class V underground injection wells, which include agricultural drainage wells, improved sinkholes, industrial disposal wells, stormwater wells, coal mine backfill injection, and septic systems that have the capacity to serve 20 or more people. DEP's Office of Oil and Gas administers and enforces the Class II and Class III well rules and permits for these wells.

State Requirements

APPLICABILITY

WV Reg. ...


>> Read more about Underground Injection Wells

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

West Virginia Underground Injection Wells Resources

Underground Injection Wells Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!