West Virginia Penalties and Liabilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-5-6

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Asbestos: WV Code 16-32-16

Hazardous materials and hazardous waste motor carriers: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 150-23-16

Hazardous waste: WV Code 22-18-16, WV Code 22-18-17, and WV Reg. 33-22-7.7

Medical waste: WV Reg. 64-56-15 to 64-56-17

Pesticides: WV Code 19-16A-22

Recycling: WV Code 22-15A-24 to 22-15A-28

Solid waste: WV Code 22-15-15 and WV Reg. 33-22-7.7

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): WV Code 22-17-15 and WV Code 22-17-16


Drinking water: WV Code 16-1-9a and WV Code 16-1-9

Groundwater: WV Code 22-12-10

Oil and gas wells: WV Code 22-6-7, WV Code 22-10-9, and WV Code 22-9-12

Water pollution: WV Code 22-11-22 and WV Code 22-11-24

Workplace safety (private sector): U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926

Workplace safety (public sector): West Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act (WV OSH Act), WV Code 21-3A-9

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

West Virginia Department of Agriculture (DOA) Plant Industry Division Pesticide Unit

West Virginia Department of Natural Resources West Virginia Division of Energy

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)

West Virginia Department of Commerce Division of Labor (DOL)

Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

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