Licensed Remediation Specialist Program
Remediation of sites in the Voluntary Remediation Program and UECA-LUST Program must be supervised by a Licensed Remediation Specialist (LRS). An LRS is an individual certified by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection as qualified to supervise the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Licensed Remediation Specialists must meet minimum education and experience requirements, pass an examination administered by WVDEP, and obtain continuing education.
The Licensed Remediation Specialist is employed by the Voluntary Remediation Program or UECA-LUST applicant at usual and customary professional rates. However, the LRS must be completely objective in developing and reviewing work plans, reports, and opinions. The LRS represents the interests of the public, in addition to providing technical supervision of all remedial activities. It is the Licensed Remediation Specialist’s duty to protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of his or her professional duties.
The Licensed Remediation Specialist Program was established by the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act (W. Va. Code § 22-22-1, et seq.) and is outlined in §60-3-5 of the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Rule (W. Va. Legistlative Rule 60CSR3).
Questions about the Licensed Remediation Specialist Program may be directed to the Office of Environmental Remediation: