West Virginia Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management laws and rules: West Virginia Hazardous Waste Management Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-18-1 to 22-18-25, and regulations at West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20 to 33-26

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit rules and fees: WV Reg. 33-20-11, WV Reg. 33-20-12, WV Reg. 33-20-16, and WV Reg. 33-20 Table 1

Commercial hazardous waste management facility certificate of site approval rules and fees: WV Reg. 57-1-1 to 57-1 Appendix III, and WV Reg. 33-21-3

Hazardous Waste Management Fund Fee: WV Reg. 33-24

Emergency Response Fund Fee: WV Code 22-19-1 to 22-19-6 and WV Reg. 33-26

Groundwater Protection Act Fee: WV Reg. 47-55-3

Air emissions standards: WV Reg. 45-25-3.2 and WV Reg. 45-25 Table 25-A

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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