Underground Storage Tanks


​​​The purpose of DEP's Underground Storage Tank (UST) Section is to regulate underground storage tanks that contain petroleum or hazardous substances to determine compliance with state rules and federal regulations. West Virginia has had full program approval from EPA since February 1988.

The UST team performs the following tasks:

  • Conducts compliance inspections on active UST facilities such as gas stations, chemical plants, trucking depots, fuel distributors, airports
  • Inspects new underground storage tank installation
  • Provides information, where possible, to individuals who are buying property with USTs
  • Issues citations and notice of violations
  • Prohibits delivery to USTs not meeting certain requirements
  • Conducts compliance assistance inspections
  • Answers citizen questions and complaints
  • Provides emergency response to suspected releases from UST

Contact Us

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste: Tanks Unit
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0495
AST/UST Staff Contacts

See Also


The Tanks program recently published its public access reporting web portal. The web portal can be used by the public to obtain AST, LAST, UST, and LUST tank related data.

Important Notice: Alternative Fuels Compatibility


Backhoe lifting an underground storage tank
Backhoe lifting an underground storage tank