Governing Law and Regulations
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management
Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) Transportation Administration Division Hazardous Material Registration Section
West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways (DOH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. West Virginia incorporates by reference the federal requirements for the transport of hazardous waste by water and by land and adds its own provisions for notification of discharges when hazardous waste is transported by road and highway using a hazardous waste manifest.
All persons who transport hazardous materials (which include hazardous waste) into or through West Virginia must apply to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) for a uniform hazardous materials registration and permit. This requirement is applicable to all "motor carriers." West Virginia is a participating state in the National Uniform Hazardous Materials Transportation Program (National Uniform Program). The program sets uniform hazardous materials transporter registration and permit requirements among several states. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for these requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The PSC administers and enforces ...