Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. West Virginia's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). West Virginia has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from the EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent ...