Governing Law and Regulations
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Program
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 incorporated by reference both the federal closure as well as the post-closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. West Virginia follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, surface impoundments, treatment units, and hazardous waste landfills. In addition, the state requires closure and post-closure fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management administers and enforces the closure and post-closure rules in West Virginia.
WV Reg. 33-20 Table 1
Unlike the federal rules, West Virginia rules require a $1,500 fee to accompany a closure plan submitted to the DEP and a $15,000 fee to be submitted with an application for a post-closure care permit. Since fees are subject to change, contact the DEP for the latest fee schedule.