Tanks Staff Contacts

Reporting Releases

From an Underground Storage Tank

Confirmed releases must be immediately reported to the statewide emergency spill line at 800-642-3074.

Suspected releases should be reported directly to the DEP Underground Storage Tank program at (304) 926-0499 x49737 and to the DEP Tanks Inspector for the county where the suspected release occurred.

From an Aboveground Storage Tank

Confirmed releases must be immediately reported to the statewide emergency spill line at 800-642-3074.

Suspected or threatened releases should be reported directly to the DEP Aboveground Storage Tank program at (304) 926-0499 x49740 and to the DEP Tanks Inspector for the county where the suspected release occurred.


General AST/UST Information

The contacts below can answer general inquiries regarding aboveground and underground storage tanks

Underground Storage Tanks

Ruth PorterEnvironmental Resources Program Manager
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49738
EmailRuth.M.Porter@wv.gov

Joe SizemoreEnvironmental Resources Program Manager
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49726
EmailJoe.M.Sizemore@wv.gov


Jenna Palmer
Environmental Resources Specialist
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49737
EmailJenna.D.Palmer@wv.gov


Aboveground Storage Tanks

Ruth Porter, Environmental Resources Program Manager
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49738
Email: Ruth.M.Porter@wv.gov

Joe Sizemore, Environmental Resources Program Manager
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49726
Email: Joe.M.Sizemore@wv.gov

Joshua Hamrick, Environmental Resources Specialist
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49758
Email: Joshua.R.Hamrick@wv.gov


Electronic Submission System Assistance

Account Registration and Security

For assistance obtaining a login to the Electronic Submission System (ESS) or setting up ESS security.

Amaris Elliott, Environmental Technician
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49740
Email: Amaris.L.Elliott@wv.gov

Joshua HamrickEnvironmental Resources Specialist
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49758
EmailJoshua.R.Hamrick@wv.gov

Electronic Registration Form Troubleshooting

Amaris Elliott, Environmental Technician
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49740
Email: Amaris.L.Elliott@wv.gov


UST Registration and Worker Certification

Jenna Palmer, Environmental Resources Specialist
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x49737
Email: Jenna.D.Palmer@wv.gov



UST/AST Inspection Staff by Region and County Served

Statewide

Michel BoyerInspector Specialist
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2031 Pleasants Valley Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Office: (304) 368-2000 x30200
Cell: (304) 281-4395
EmailMichel.L.Boyer@wv.gov
Counties Served: Statewide

Northern Unit

The Northern Unit is comprised of Barbour, Berkeley, Brooke, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, and Wood counties.

Southern Unit

The Southern Unit is comprised of Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincolin, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Webster, Wirt, and Wyoming counties.

Northern Inspector Supervisor

Eric MauzyNorthern Inspector Supervisor
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2031 Pleasants Valley Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Office: (304) 368-2000 x30228
Cell: (304) 549-7658
EmailEric.W.Mauzy@wv.gov 
Counties Served: Northern Unit

Southern Inspector Supervisor

Cleve HonakerSouthern Inspector Supervisor
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Office: (304) 926-0499 x49734
Cell: (304) 389-8179
EmailCleve.A.Honaker@wv.gov
Counties Served: Southern Unit

Northern Unit Inspectors

John ScottEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
1131 A Penninsula Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Office: (304) 238-1220 x00101
Cell: (304) 476-1960
EmailJohn.W.Scott2@wv.gov
Counties Served: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio

Tommy GeorgeEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
22288 Northwestern Pike
Romney, WV 26757
Office: (304) 822-7266 x50063
Cell: (304) 703-5320
EmailTommy.A.George@wv.gov
Counties Served: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton

Amy HiggsEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2311 E. Ohio Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Office: (304) 420-4635
Cell: (304) 552-3273
EmailAmy.E.Higgs@wv.gov
Counties Served: Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wetzel, Wood

Shannon SmithEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2031 Pleasants Valley Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Office: (304) 368-2000 x30241
Cell: (304) 573-1585
EmailShannon.M.Smith@wv.gov
Counties Served: Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker

Jamie TallmanEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2031 Pleasants Valley Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Office: (304) 368-2000 x30242
Cell: (304) 932-5778
EmailJames.G.Tallman@wv.gov
Counties Served: Barbour, Doddridge, Harrison, Lewis, Upshur

Southern Unit Inspectors

Jeffrey CavenderEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Office: (304) 926-0499 x49730
Cell: (304) 389-8593
EmailWilliam.J.Cavender@wv.gov
Counties Served: Cabell, Jackson, Lincolin, Mason, Putnam, Wayne, Wirt

Kevin SaundersEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Office: (304) 926-0499
Cell: (304) 561-4187
EmailKevin.W.Saunders@wv.gov
Counties Served: Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Wyoming

Joshua GriffinEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Office: (304) 926-0499
Cell: (304) 549-2371
EmailJoshua.J.Griffin@wv.gov
Counties Served: Kanawha, Fayette

Alex HagerEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
1159 Nick Rahall Greenway
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Office: (304) 574-4471 x1021042135
Cell: (304) 382-8648
EmailAlexander.L.Hager@wv.gov
Counties Served: Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers

Richard MolesEnvironmental Inspector
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Office: (304) 926-0499 x49736
Cell: (304) 389-7662
EmailRichard.I.Moles@wv.gov
Counties Served: Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Nicholas, Roane, Webster



Tanks Corrective Action Unit

Melissa McCuneEnvironmental Resources Program Manager
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
1159 Nick Rahall Greenway
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Office: (304) 574-4471 x1021042158
Cell: (681) 422-5309 


Randal Scott Lemons, Environmental Resources Analyst
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2031 Pleasants Valley Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Office: (304) 368-2000 x30223
Cell: (304) 203-8720
Email: Randal.S.Lemons@wv.gov


Amaris Elliott, Environmental Technician
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Office: (304) 926-0499 x49740
Email: Amaris.L.Elliott@wv.gov


Venisa Flesher, Environmental Resources Specialist
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2311 Ohio Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Office: (304) 420-4635 x213
Cell: (304) 786-2709
Email:Venisa.L.Flesher@wv.gov
Counties ServedBraxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Kanawha, Mason, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood


Andrew Stout, Environmental Resources Specialist

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
1159 Nick Rahall Greenway
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Office: (304) 574-4471 x1021042161
Cell: (304) 719-9023
EmailAndrew.R.Stout@wv.gov
Counties ServedBoone, Fayette, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Wayne, Webster, Wyoming


Justin Tincher, Environmental Resources Specialist
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
2031 Pleasants Valley Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Office: (304) 368-2000 x30244
Cell: (681) 319-1856 
EmailJustin.M.Tincher@wv.gov
Counties ServedBarbour, Berkeley, Brooke, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Lewis, Jefferson, Marion, Marshall, Pendleton, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur