West Virginia Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Surface impoundment requirements: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-7.2 and WV Reg. 33-20-8.1 (interim status)

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Organic air emissions standards: WV Reg. 45-25-3.2 and WV Reg. 45-25 Table 25-A

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Environmental Enforcement Branch Hazardous Waste Unit

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has adopted by reference the federal surface impoundment rules. In addition, West Virginia has its own more stringent permit requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using surface impoundments, including the requirement to pay a permit application fee. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information on these state requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Environmental Enforcement Branch administers and enforces the surface impoundment rules in West Virginia.


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