Underground Storage Tank Act (West Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place West Virginia

Name Underground Storage Tank Act (West Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=22&art=17#17

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.dep.wv.gov/wwe/ee/ust/pages/default.aspx


New underground storage tank construction standards must include at least the following requirements: (1) That an underground storage tank will prevent releases of regulated substances stored therein, which may occur as a result of corrosion or structural failure, for the operational life of the tank; (2) That an underground storage tank will be cathodically protected against corrosion, constructed of noncorrosive material, steel clad with a noncorrosive material or designed in a manner to prevent the release or threatened release of stored regulated substances; and (3) That materials used in the construction or lining of an underground storage tank are compatible with the regulated substances to be stored therein.

For the purposes of developing or assisting in the development of any rule, conducting any study, taking any corrective action or enforcing the provisions of this article, any owner or operator of an underground storage tank shall, upon request of the director, furnish information relating to such tanks, their associated equipment and contents, conduct reasonable monitoring or testing, permit the director or his or her authorized representative at all reasonable times to have access to, and to copy all records relating to such tanks and permit the director or his or her authorized representative to have access to the underground storage tank for corrective action.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Ruth M. Porter, Program Manager
Department Department of Environmental Protection
Division Office of Water and Waste Management
Address 601 57Th St., SE
Place Charleston, West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 25304
Phone 304-926-0499 ext 1007

Email Ruth.M.Porter@Wv.Gov
Website http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/ee/ust/Pages/default.aspx

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

Authority 1: 22 CSR 17