Office of Environmental Remediation

The Office of Environmental Remediation is part of the Division of Land Restoration.  The mission of the Office of Environmental Remediation is to provide for clean, safe, and productive West Virginia communities by assessing and remediating environmental resources and restoring contaminated properties to beneficial use.

Brownfields Section

  • Brownfields Assistance Program

    The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Program empowers communities, developers, and stakeholders to assess, cleanup, and sustainably reuse brownfields.  WVDEP can provide free guidance and technical assistance throughout the brownfield redevelopment process.

  • UECA-LUST Program

    The Uniform Environmental Covenants Act-Leaking Underground Storage Tank (UECA-LUST) Program is an alternative remediation option for releases from underground storage tanks (USTs).

  • Voluntary Remediation Program

    The West Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program encourages voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of abandoned or under-utilized contaminated properties by providing certain environmental liability protections under West Virginia law.

Superfund Section

  • Federal Facilities Restoration Program

    The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) works in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oversee and assist the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in the investigation and cleanup of active, closing, and formerly used military installations at which hazardous substances and/or petroleum products were used, stored, or disposed of during past operations, as well as military munitions response sites known or suspected to contain unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, or munitions constituents.

  • Pre-Remedial Program

    The Pre-Remedial Program includes sites that have been evaluated using the U.S. EPA Pre-CERCLA screening (PCS) process and have been deemed candidates for further assessment.  These sites are subsequently evaluated using the site assessment process, which involves performing a preliminary assessment (PA) and/or a site inspection (SI) on the site. 

  • Remedial (NPL Sites) Program

    The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of sites of national priority among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories.  Sites are listed on the NPL upon completion of assessment through the Pre-Remedial Program screening, public solicitation of comments about the proposed site, and obtainment of state support for the listing. 

  • Removal Program

    The Removal Program includes removal site evaluations and removal actions to remediate or remove hazardous substances at a site.