Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous Waste Management Response Fund: West Virginia Code (WV Code) 22-19-1 to 22-19-6
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Office of 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 does not have its own Superfund rules for the cleanup of hazardous waste disposal sites in the state. Cleanup is conducted according to the federal Superfund rules and procedures. See the national section SUPERFUND for a summary of the federal rules.
West Virginia enacted the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act to encourage redevelopment of "brownfields" properties. See the state section BROWNFIELDS for additional guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP works together with EPA to administer and enforce the federal Superfund rules.
WV Code 22-19-1 to 22-19-6
West Virginia created by statute the Hazardous Waste Emergency Fund to provide state funds for responding to hazardous waste emergencies, responding to releases of hazardous substances into the environment, matching federal financial assistance for restoring hazardous waste sites, and other costs or expenses incurred in the administration of the fund.
The fund receives income from generator fee assessments, any interest or surcharges, interest accruing on investments and deposits of the fund, and any other monies designated. Amounts in the fund may be transferred to other accounts or funds and redesignated for other ...