West Virginia Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

West Virginia Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-17-1 to 22-17-23 and regulations at West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-30-1 to 33-32-11

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Notification: WV Reg. 33-30-4

Delivery prohibition: WV Reg. 33-30-5

Professional certification: WV Reg. 33-30-3

Training: WV Reg. 33-30-3

Operator training: WV Reg. 33-30-6

Fees: WV Reg. 33-31-3 to 33-31-5

Petroleum cleanup fund: WV Reg. 33-32-1 to 33-32-11

Regulatory Agencies

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

DEP Division of Land Restoration Office of Environmental Remediation Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Section

West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorization to administer its underground storage tank (UST) program. The state has adopted the federal regulations by reference, with additional notification, fee, certification, and training requirements. See the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a summary of the federal requirements.

West Virginia also follows the federal financial responsibility rules for USTs. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for a review of the federal UST financial responsibility rules.

Hazardous waste storage tanks are not regulated as USTs but are regulated under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). For tanks containing hazardous wastes, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TANKS for additional guidance.

Administration and enforcement. The West Virginia ...

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