West Virginia Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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Organic air emissions standards: WV Reg. 33-20-7.7 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.5 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Division 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 the federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. The state also 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 for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.

Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using hazardous waste tanks for treatment or storage must comply with the state-specific permit application and fee requirements that are in addition to the tank requirements specified in the federal rules. For more information regarding these state requirements, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.

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 tank rules in West Virginia.

State Requirements

FACILITY PERMIT STANDARDS

Hazardous waste facility owners and operators in West Virginia are subject to several additional state permit conditions not included in the federal rules. The state has additional permit application requirements for TSDFs, ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements