Governing Law and Regulations
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Land Restoration
West Virginia Department of Agriculture (DOA) Plant Industries Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. West Virginia's rules for pesticides that are hazardous wastes are the same as the federal requirements, with additional requirements for pesticide application, certification, licensing, and training. The state has also established fees under the state Pesticide Control Act.
To promote the protection of groundwater from pesticides, the DEP may conduct environmental impact studies on the use of pesticides on the groundwaters of the state.
For a discussion of penalties for violation of the state's pesticide rules, see the state section PENALTIES/LIABILITIES.