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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. West Virginia has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with several additions that make the state's rules more stringent. The state's more stringent rules apply to notification of hazardous waste activities, CESQGs, and annual generator fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Hazardous Waste Unit administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in West Virginia.
Generators in West Virginia are responsible for notifying both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DEP of their hazardous waste activities. Unlike the federal rules, West Virginia requires CESQGs to notify DEP of ...