Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WVDEP Begins Registration, Rule-Making Process For Aboveground Storage Tanks

West Virginia's DEP will begin accepting online registrations for aboveground storage tanks soon after June 6th – the effective date of the new Aboveground Storage Tank Act recently passed by the West Virginia Legislature.  Although registration isn’t required until the Act’s October 1st deadline, WVDEP is wanting to ensure everyone has sufficient time to register.  WVDEP has also started the rule-making process for the new legislation and recently accepted preliminary comments from stakeholders.  A formal commenting period will take place once a draft set of rules is released – likely in mid-July. 

LGCR’s Joseph Jenkins, an environmental and oil and gas attorney, will continue to monitor WVDEP’s rulemaking progress and provide important updates.  In the meantime, should you have any questions please feel free to contact him at or 304-345-2000.