West Virginia Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Disposal facility fees and licensing requirements: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-11, WV Reg. 33-20-12, WV Reg. 33-20 Table 1, WV Reg. 47-55-3.5, and WV Reg. 33-21-3

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Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2, WV Reg. 33-20-7.6, WV Reg. 33-20-8.3, and WV Reg. 45-25-1.5

Hazardous waste landfill rules: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

Land disposal restrictions: WV Reg. 33-20-10

Regulatory Agency

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 follows the federal hazardous waste disposal rules by incorporating them by reference and has additional and more stringent requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permits. West Virginia also requires TSDFs to pay various permit and facility fees.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in West Virginia.

State Requirements


West Virginia's permit requirements for hazardous waste disposal facilities include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules in connection with the permit application process, permit conditions, and several permit and facility fees. ...

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