West Virginia Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste generator requirements: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-5

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Additional requirements for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): WV Reg. 33-20-5.1 and WV Reg. 33-20-3.2

Notification for hazardous waste activities: WV Reg. 33-20-3.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-4

VSQG disposal limitation: WV Reg. 33-20-3.2

On-site treatment: WV Reg. 33-20-5.1


Annual Groundwater Protection Act fee: WV Reg. 47-55-3

Annual Hazardous Waste Emergency Response Fund fee: West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-19-1 to 22-19-6, WV Reg. 33-26-1 to 33-26-5, and WV Reg. 33-26 Appendix I

Annual Hazardous Waste Management Fund fee: WV Reg. 33-24-1 to 33-24-5

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in West Virginia as of June 1, 2018, with additional state rules for notification of hazardous waste activities, very small quantity generators (VSQGs), and annual generator fees.

Administration and enforcement. The Division of Water and Waste Management of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in West Virginia.

State Requirements


WV Reg. 33-20-3.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-4

Generators in West Virginia are responsible for notifying the DEP of their hazardous waste activities. Any person who has notified the EPA of his or her hazardous waste activities in West Virginia must provide a copy ...

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