Solid Waste Facilities Permitting


The Solid Waste Unit is reponsible for ensuring that all appropriate solid waste facilities hold valid permits for the department to install, establish, construct, operate or close said facilities within the State of West Virginia.

Additional Information

  • Memo for 33CSR1

    Memo regarding the solid waste management rule 33CSR1: Emergency rule for the handling and disposal of drill cuttings and mud.

  • Solid Waste Program

    Additional information concerning the Solid Waste Program within the state of West Virginia.

Permitting Process for Solid Waste Facilities


  • Pre-Siting Notice (§22-15-13)
  • Certificate of Need from PSC
  • Certificate of Site Approval (§22C-4-25(a))
  • Public Referendum

Background Investigation

  • Disclosure Statement
  • Fingerprint Cards
  • Confidential Report to Director

Part I - Site Evaluation Application

  • Site Evaluation Application

Part II - Design Application

  • DWWM - Landfill Design
  • DWWM - Module A - NPDES
  • Financial Assurance Requirements (33CSR1 Section 3.13)

Public Comment Period

  • Draft Permit
  • Public Notice - Thirty (30) Days
  • Public Hearing (Optional)
  • Additional Ten (10) Day Comment Period After Hearing

Permit Issuance or Denial

  • Decision of DWWM Director
  • Decision by the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection
  • Appeal(s) to the Environmental Quality Board (EQB)

Permit Modifications

  • Major Modification
  • Minor Modification
  • Re-Opener Clause
  • Special Waste Policy