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State Resources

West Virginia
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. West Virginia closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide West Virginia specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEP air program page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association WV specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Electronic Device Retailer Requirements – DEP requirements for retailers of covered electronics

Hazardous Waste – DEP Hazardous Waste program page

Infectious Waste – Department of Health and Human Resources Infectious Medical Waste Program page

DEP Permitting Guide​ – Downloadable permitting Handbooks 

Small Business Assistance – WV Small Business Ombudsman page, impartial assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – DEP requirements for registration of ASTs and USTs

Water  – DEP Water and Waste Home page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.