Governing Law and Regulations
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
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. West Virginia's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's additional rules apply to hazardous waste generators; transporters; owners and operators of treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); handlers of universal wastes; and handlers of used oil.
• Administration and enforcement. West Virginia has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the West Virginia Department ...