West Virginia Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Adoption of federal hazardous materials regulations: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 150-9-3.3a

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Hazardous materials motor carriers: WV Reg. 150-23-1 to 150-23-17

National Uniform Program: WV Reg. 150-23-1

Determining the base state: WV Reg. 150-23-6 and WV Reg. 150-23-7

Registration and permitting: WV Reg. 150-23-10, WV Reg. 150-23-12 , and WV Reg. 150-23-13

Certification: WV Reg. 150-23-14

Fees: WV Reg. 150-23-11

Regulatory Agencies

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

Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) Transportation Administration Division

West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways (DOH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia adopts the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.

All persons who transport hazardous materials into or through West Virginia must apply to the PSC for a uniform hazardous materials registration and permit. This requirement is applicable to all "motor carriers."

Administration and enforcement. The PSC enforces the rules for permitting motor vehicles.
State Requirements


National Uniform Program

WV Reg. 150-23-1

West Virginia participates in the Alliance for Uniform Hazmat Transportation Procedures (National Uniform Program), which allows a hazardous materials transporter to carry a Uniform Program credential that will be valid in all participating states. This means the ...

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