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. 45-25-3.2 and WV Reg. 45-25, Table 25-A

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Environmental Enforcement Branch Hazardous Waste Unit

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. West Virginia has adopted the federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. In addition, 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's additional permit application and fee requirements.

· Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management 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, including those regarding siting standards. The state's more stringent permit standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

FACILITY FEES

Owners and operators of hazardous waste TSDFs in West Virginia must pay various state permit and facility fees. West Virginia has several permit fees, including those for permit applications, post-closure care permits, and permit modifications. The ...


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