Homeland Security and Emergency Response

The Homeland Security and Emergency Response group is responsible for a wide range of activities that have impacts far beyond the Agency. Response to chemical and other hazardous materials spills is their highest profile and, perhaps, their most important job. They also serve as the liaison between DEP and other state and federal agencies in times of emergencies. Additionally they represent the State on a number of national and regional homeland security and emergency management study and response groups.

Report an Emergency

In the event of a hazardous waste or hazardous material release or emergency, please contact: 1 (800) 642-3074.

Contact Information

Rusty Joins, Chief
Department of Environmental Protection
Homeland Security & Emergency Response
4994 Elk River Road South
Elkview, WV 25071
Phone: (304) 558-5938
Fax: (304) 558-1143
Email: Rusty.T.Joins@wv.gov

Additional Contact Information

National Response Center
Phone: (800) 424-8802

DEP Elkview Emergency Response Unit
Phone: (304) 558-5938