West Virginia Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment 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 treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit rules: WV Reg. 33-20-11, WV Reg. 33-20-12, and WV Reg. 33-20-15

TSDF fees: WV Reg. 33-20-11.3, WV Reg. 33-21-3, and WV Reg. 33-20 Table 1

Thermal treatment: WV Reg. 33-20-8.4

On-site treatment 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 ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has incorporated by reference the federal hazardous waste treatment rules and added its more stringent state requirements for treatment facility permits and thermal treatment units. West Virginia also requires treatment facilities to pay various state fees. Treatment facility owners and operators should also see the state section TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES to review additional state standards applicable to permitted treatment facilities.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment requirements in West Virginia.

State Requirements


WV Reg. 33-20-11, WV Reg. 33-20-12, and WV Reg. 33-20-15

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, including those regarding ...

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West Virginia Hazardous Waste Treatment Resources

Type Title
Forms Treatment and Storage Facility Inspection Form
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