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. 33-30-6

Secondary containment: WV Reg. 33-30-5

Certification: WV Reg. 33-30-3

Training: WV Reg. 33-30-3.5

Operator training: WV Reg. 33-30-7

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 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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