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§22-18-9. Corrective action.

(a) All permits issued after the date the state is delegated authority by the federal environmental protection agency to administer the portion of the federal hazardous waste program covered under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 shall contain conditions requiring corrective action for all releases of hazardous waste or constituents from any solid waste management unit at a treatment, storage or disposal facility seeking a permit under this article regardless of the time at which waste was placed in such unit. Permits issued under this article shall contain schedules of compliance for such corrective action (where such corrective action cannot be completed prior to issuance of the permit) and assurances of financial responsibility for completing such corrective action.

(b) The director shall amend the standards under subdivision (4), subsection (a), section six of this article, regarding corrective action required at facilities for the treatment, storage or disposal of hazardous waste listed or identified in rules promulgated pursuant to subdivision (2), subsection (a), section six of this article, to require that corrective action be taken beyond the facility boundary where necessary to protect human health and the environment unless the owner or operator of the facility concerned demonstrates to the satisfaction of the director that, despite the owner or operator’s best efforts, the owner or operator was unable to obtain the necessary permission to undertake such action. Such rules shall take effect immediately upon promulgation, and shall apply to:

(1) All facilities operating under permits issued under subdivision (4), subsection (a), section six of this article; and

(2) All landfills, surface impoundments and waste pile units (including any new units, replacement of existing units or lateral expansions of existing units) which receive hazardous waste after July 26, 1982. Pending promulgation of such rules the director shall issue corrective action orders for facilities referred to in subdivisions (1) and (2) above on a case-by-case basis consistent with the purposes of this subsection.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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