West Virginia Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-7.2

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Natural attenuation: WV Reg. 60-3-9.9

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Environmental Enforcement Branch Hazardous Waste Unit

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has adopted by reference the federal corrective action regulations for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units, as well as the rules, revised by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2002, for corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles. The state's adoption of the 2002 CAMU rules includes the less stringent federal provision at 40 CFR 264.555 regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review the federal CAMU rules.

The state allows natural attenuation as an alternative method of site remediation.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management administers and enforces the corrective action rules in West Virginia.

State Requirements


WV Reg. 60-3-9.9

Monitored natural attenuation is allowed as a remedial action alternative in West Virginia when it is approved by DEP as part of the remedial plan (WV Reg. 60-3-9.9). Natural attenuation is effectively used for a number of common contaminants, including petroleum products, solvents, pesticides, wood preservatives, and other organic chemicals.

The process may be conducted on- or off-site, and can ...

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