Governing Law and Regulations
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 ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
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 generally adopts federal regulations with additional notification, fee, certification, and training requirements. See the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a summary of the federal requirements.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has implemented the provisions of the federal UST Compliance Act (USTCA) of the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 requiring states to establish requirements for new or replacement USTs, piping and dispensers to be secondarily contained, tank inspection, delivery prohibition to noncompliance tanks, and UST operator training requirements.
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