West Virginia Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Water Pollution Control Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-11-1 to 22-11-29, WV Code 20-5A to 20-5A-24

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program rules: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 47-10-1et seq.

Groundwater Protection Act, WV Code 22-12-1 to 22-12-14

Water quality standards: WV Reg. 46-12-1et seq.

Air pollution control laws: WV Code 22-5-1 to 22-5-18

Air quality regulations: WV Reg. 45-1 1 et seq.

Solid waste management laws: WV Code 22-15-1 to 22-15-23

Solid waste control plans rules: WV Reg. 54-3-1 et seq.

Solid waste management and landfill performance rules: WV Reg. 33-1-1 to 33-1-7

West Virginia Medical Waste Act, WV Code 20-5J-1 to 20-5J-10

Asbestos abatement laws: WV Code 16-32-1 to 16-32-16

Asbestos abatement licensing rules: WV reg. 64.63-1et seq.

Hazardous Waste Management Act, WV Code 22-18-1 to 22-18-25

Hazardous waste management rules: WV Reg. 33-20-1et seq.

Underground storage tank regulations: WV Reg. 33-30et seq.

West Virginia Pesticide Control Act of 1990, WV Code 19-16A-1 to 19-16A-27

West Virginia Emergency Response and Community Right-to-Know Act, WV Code 15-5A-1 to 15-5A-8

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

EPA Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In West Virginia, DEP is the counterpart to EPA. The Department has primary responsibility for protecting West Virginia's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. DEP has received authorization from EPA to implement most of its own air, water, and waste management rules. To receive ...


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