West Virginia Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Storage facility fees and licensing requirements: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-11, WV Reg. 33-20-12, WV Reg. 33-20 Table 1, WV Reg. 47-55-3.5, and WV Reg. 33-21-3

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Container requirements: WV Reg. 33-20-7.2 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. 33-20-3.1 and 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 ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules for both permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a storage permit.

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. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in West Virginia.


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