West Virginia Solid Waste Authorities

   
Index of West Virginia Code and Legislative Rules of Interest to SWA's
 
The following information concerns West Virginia's fifty local and regional Solid Waste Authorities and their mandated responsibilities under West Virginia Code and Legislative Rules. Topics concerning waste management, litter control, open dump cleanup, waste tires and other related issues are covered.
 

 
CHAPTER 22C, ARTICLE 4. COUNTY AND REGIONAL SOLID WASTE AUTHORITIES.

The mandated responsibilities of the Solid Waste Authorities are defined by Chapter 22C, Article 4 of the West Virginia Code. The article established a waste hierarchy of 1.) Source Reduction; 2.) Recycling, Reuse and Materials Recovery; and 3.) Landfilling and clearly stated that the purpose of the Legislature was to enable local citizens to resolve the land-use conflicts which may be created by proposed commercial solid waste facilities through the existing forum of county or regional solid waste authorities.

 

 

CHAPTER 22C, ARTICLE 3. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD.

Chapter 22C Article 3 details the focus, authority and obligations of the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board.

 

 

CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 15A. THE A. JAMES MANCHIN REHABILITATION ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN.

During the 2005 legislative session, Senate Bill 428, titled the James A. Manchin Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) consolidated litter control, open dump elimination and reclamation, waste tire clean up and recycling programs into one program to be maintained by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

 

   

CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 15. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT.

The basic requirements for solid waste management in West Virginia are defined by W.Va. Code, §22-15; Solid Waste Management Act.

 

   

Miscellaneous legislation directly or indirectly related to West Virginia's Solid Waste Authorities'

Many sections and/or subsections of the West Virginia Code, either directly or indirectly, are related to the Solid Waste Authorities' and their many mandated responsibilities. The following window provides links to some of the more important passages.

 

   

TITLE 54, SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD LEGISLATIVE RULES

Solid Waste Management Rules cover local solid waste planning, solid waste facility siting, the issuance of bonds, financing of solid waste facilities and performance standards for Solid Waste Authority owned commercial waste management facilities.

 

 

Title 33, Department of Environmental Protection, OFFICE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT Rules

The Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Wate Management Rules covers the subjects of waste management, sewage sludge, yardwaste, lead acid batteries, waste tires, mandatory disposal, recycling grants and the electronics producer responsibility program. 

 

 

TITLE 150, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION LEGISLATIVE RULES

Series 2 rules cover the filing of tariffs for public utilities and common carriers. Series 9 rules cover the regulation of waste haulers, requirements for the pick up of bulky goods, recycling requirements for waste haulers, certificates of convenience and necessity and many other issues relevant to the waste hauling industry.

 

 
 
West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV  25304
Phone: 304-926-0448
Toll Free: 866-568-6649
Fax: 304-926-0472