RCRA Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. The wastes can be liquid, solid, gas, or sludge.  Examples of potential hazardous wastes are discarded commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes.

The Division of Water and Waste Management's Hazardous Waste Management Program has the primary responsibility of regulating the management of hazardous waste within the state. This responsibility includes monitoring facilities that generate, treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste for compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements.  The program requires permits for certain hazardous waste activities and provides financial assurance to ensure permitted hazardous waste management facilities have adequate financial resources to cover both sudden accidental liability and the long term costs of facility closure. Also, the program conducts technical  inspections, investigations and samplings that can support complicated case development as needed to protect human health and the environment.  Compliance assistance is offered to hazardous waste generating facilities to help those individuals to understand and comply with state and federal regulatory requirements and to save money through waste minimization.

For hazardous waste generator assistance, please contact Charles Armstead at 304-926-0499, extension 1130 or by email at Charles.W.Armstead@wv.gov.

In the event of a spill or emergency, immediately call 1-800-642-3074.

Links to specific areas of the Hazardous Waste Management Program:

    Notification Requirements

    Episodic Generation

    Hazardous Waste Management Fee


    Biennial Reporting

    Environmental Enforcement Hazardous Waste Compliance Unit

    Hazardous Waste Management Permitting Unit


US EPA Links:

    Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)


    RCRA Online


Hazardous Waste Management Program Rules and Regulations:

    Code of Federal Regulations (on e-CFR)
      (Once you are on the main site, Select Title 40-Protection of the Environment and hit "GO."
        This will take you to another page, in which you click on the Part of the Code that you want.
        Click on Parts 260-265 and 266-299 for the hazardous waste regulations.)

    West Virginia Code 22-18 Hazardous Waste Management Act

    Hazardous Waste Management System State Rule

    Hazardous Waste Management Fee State Rule








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