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West Virginia Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-11-1 to 22-11-28

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Wastewater: WV Reg. 47-10-1 to Appendix D

Effluent limitations: WV Reg. 47-2-8

Agricultural waste: WV Reg. 47-10-13

Pretreatment standards: WV Reg. 47-10-14

Thermal discharges: WV Reg. 47-2-7 and WV Reg. 47-2 Appendix E

Underground injection: WV Reg. 47-13-1 to 47-13-13

Operator certification and training: WV Reg. 64-5-5 to 64-5-9

Drinking water: WV Reg. 64-3-1 to 64-3-15

Groundwater: WV Reg. 47-58-1 to 47-58-13

Oil spills: WV Reg. 47-11-2

Spill prevention: WV Reg. 35-1-7 to 35-1-9

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Water Resources

Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau of Public Health Office of Environmental Health Services Environmental Engineering Division

West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act provides for the state's water quality standards and establishes permitting requirements for activities that may affect state waters. West Virginia has received National Pollutant Discharge Elmination System (NPDES)-permitting authority for wastewater and stormwater discharges. See the national section NPDES PERMIT for additional information.

West Virginia has received primacy from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) to administer the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Administration and enforcement. In West Virginia, DEP is responsible for administering and enforcing the state's ...


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