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 facility permit rules: WV Reg. 33-20-11, WV Reg. 33-20-12, and WV Reg. 33-20-15

Hazardous waste treatment permit and facility 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. 33-20-15.1 and WV Reg. 33-20-15.2.b

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Department 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 by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in the state as of June 1, 2018, which includes standards that allow generators to treat hazardous waste on-site.

The state adopts by reference the federal treatment rules for both permitted and interim-status hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, West Virginia has its own more stringent requirements for hazardous waste thermal treatment units and TSDF treatment permits, including the requirement to pay various permit and facility fees. See the state sections TSDF PERMITS and TSDF RESPONSIBILITIES for more information on permits for treatment facility permit and other facility requirements.

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 treatment requirements in West ...


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