Groundwater Protection Act (West Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place West Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces West Virginia
Name Groundwater Protection Act (West Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The purposes of this Act are to:

  1. Maintain and protect the state's groundwater resources consistent with this article to protect the present and future beneficial uses of the groundwater;
  2. Provide for the establishment of a state groundwater management program which will:
    1. Define the roles of agencies of the state and political subdivisions with respect to the maintenance and protection of groundwater, and designate a lead agency for groundwater management;
    2. Designate a state agency responsible for establishment of groundwater quality standards;
    3. Provide for the establishment of standards of purity and quality for all groundwater;
    4. Provide for the establishment of groundwater protection programs consistent with this article;
    5. Establish groundwater protection and groundwater remediation funds;
    6. Provide for the mapping and analysis of the state's groundwater resources and coordination of the agencies involved;
    7. Provide for public education on groundwater resources and methods for preventing contamination; and
  3. Provide such enforcement and compliance mechanisms as will assure the implementation of the state's groundwater management program.

Policy Contact

Contact Name William F. Timmermeyer, Program Manager
Department Department of Environmental Protection
Division Division of Water and Waste Management-Groundwater/UIC Programs
Address 601 57Th St., SE
Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25304
Phone (304)926-0499 x 1336


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 22 CSR 12