West Virginia Inspections regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 45-21-21.2, WV Reg. 45-21-22.2, WV Reg. 45-21-26.4, WV Reg. 45-21-27.4, WV Reg. 45-21-28.4, WV Reg. 45-21-29.4, WV Reg. 45-21-37.4, and WV Reg. 45-30-5.3.b

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Asbestos: WV Reg. 64-63-12


Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act (VRRA): West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-22-10

Hazardous waste facilities: WV Code 22-18-13

Medical waste: WV Reg. 64-56-9.15


Bulk pesticide storage facilities: WV Reg. 61-12H-5

Solid waste:

Facilities: WV Code 22-15-5 and WV Reg. 33-1-6.4

Landfills: WV Reg. 33-1-4.6.a.1.F.2 and WV Reg. 33-1-4.4.c.15.A

Transporters: WV Reg. 150-9-3.24


Drinking water: WV Reg. 64-15-8

Water wells: WV Reg. 64-19-12

Laboratories: WV Reg. 64-3-13

Underground injection wells: WV Reg. 47-13-13

Permits: WV Code 22-11-4, WV Code 22-11-12, and WV Reg. 47-10-5

Coal mining facilities: WV Reg. 47-30-5 and WV Reg. 47-30-9

Workplace safety (state agencies only): WV Code 21-3A-8

Hazardous materials motor carriers: WV Reg. 150-9-3.24

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC)

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau of Public Health

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 3

West Virginia Department of Commerce Division of Labor (DOL) Safety Section

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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. West Virginia has established self-inspection requirements under its air, pesticide, solid waste, and drinking water regulations. ...

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