West Virginia Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage facility permit rules: WV Reg. 33-20-11 and WV Reg. 33-20-12

Hazardous waste storage permit and facility fees: WV Reg. 33-20-11.3, WV Reg. 33-21-3, and WV Reg. 33-20 Table 1

Container requirements: WV Reg. 33-20-3.1, WV Reg. 33-20-7.2, WV Reg. 47-55-3.5, and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

Surface impoundment requirements: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

On-site storage rules for generators: WV Reg. 33-20-5.1

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, 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 ...

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