West Virginia RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management: Hazardous Waste Management Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-18-1 to 22-18-25 and regulations at West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20 to 33-26

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Hazardous waste organic air emissions standards: WV Reg. 45-25-4.5 to 45-25-4.8, WV Reg. 45-25-3.2, and WV Reg. 45-25 Table 25-A

Solid (nonhazardous) waste management: Solid Waste Management Act, WV Code 22-15-1 to 22-15-22; Solid Waste Landfill Closure Assistance Program, WV Code 22-16-1 to 22-16-18, and regulations at WV Reg. 33-1 to 33-9, WV Reg. 33-40, and WV Reg. 110-6A

Underground storage tank (UST) management: West Virginia UST Act, WV Code 22-17-1 to 22-17-23 and regulations at WV Reg. 33-30 to 33-32

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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West Virginia RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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