West Virginia Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan requirements: WV Reg. 33-20-5.1

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in West Virginia as of June 1, 2018, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state also adopts by reference the federal contingency plan requirements applicable to permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and interim-status TSDFs.

Administration and enforcement. The Division of Water and Waste Management of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers and enforces the contingency plan rules in West Virginia.

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