West Virginia Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports and imports of hazardous waste: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-5.1 and WV Reg.33-20-5.4

Regulatory Agencies
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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

Comparison: State vs. Federal

State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia adopts by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from a foreign country, with additional notification and reporting requirements. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS or detailed information on the federal requirements.

Internationally, a number of countries have laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections ELECTRONICS and CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives.

Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 3 Office, administers and enforces the foreign export and import rules in West Virginia, while the Division of Water and Waste Management of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers and enforces the additional state provisions.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO EXPORT

WV Reg. 33-20-5.3

While West Virginia defers to the EPA on matters concerning the import and export of wastes, persons intending to export hazardous waste must notify both the EPA Region 3 and the DEP before the waste is scheduled to leave the United States. All copies of any documentation, manifests, exception reports, annual reports, or records that are ...


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