Governing Law and Regulations
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, which includes standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time.
The state adopts by reference the federal storage rules for both permitted and interim-status hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, West Virginia has its own more stringent requirements for hazardous waste TSDF storage permits, including the requirement to pay various permit and facility fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information on permits for storage facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The ...