West Virginia Stormwater-Municipalities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Stormwater-Municipalities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 47-10-1 to 47-10-18 and Appendix A to D

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Municipalities: WV Reg. 47-10-13

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)Division of Water and Waste ManagementWater Permitting Section

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue wastewater permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, including for stormwater discharges associated with municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). The state NPDES program generally follows the federal requirements. See the national section STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for more information on the federal MS4 permitting program.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Water Permitting Section administers stormwater discharge permit requirements for MS4s in West Virginia.

State Requirements


WV Reg. 47-10-13

The state has developed a general NPDES permit for small MS4s in West Virginia. A Notice of Intent (NOI) for small MS4s must be submitted to the DEP for coverage under the general permit. A copy of the one-page NOI for small MS4s and the Site Registration Form for MS4s can be accessed in Forms in this section.


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West Virginia Stormwater-Municipalities Resources

Type Title
Forms Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit Forms
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