West Virginia Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.2520 to 52.2565

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.349

Air permits: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 45-13-1 to 45-14-26, WV Reg. 45-19-1 to 45-19-25, WV Reg. 45-30-1 to 45-30B-4, and WV Reg. 45-33-1 to 45-33-5

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): WV Reg. 45-27-1 to 45-27-13 and WV Reg. 45-34-1 to 45-34-7

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): WV Reg. 45-16-1 to 45-16-7

Risk Management Program: 40 CFR 68

Pollutant transport: 40 CFR 97.401 to 97.635

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Quality

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 Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Air Quality is responsible for administering and enforcing West Virginia's air pollution rules. West Virginia's air program is shaped by the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP is a plan detailing the methods by which the state will implement, maintain, and enforce the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. West Virginia's air program is implemented and enforced by DEP's Division of Air Quality.

State Requirements



West Virginia's SIP was officially submitted in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, requirements for nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other ...

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