Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is our nation’s original law governing the disposal of solid and hazardous waste. RCRA was signed into law on October 21, 1976 to address the increasing problems the nation faced from our growing volume of municipal and industrial waste. RCRA was an amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, which was the first statute that specifically focused on improving solid waste disposal methods.
Groundwater Protection Act
The Groundwater Protection Act was written to maintain and protect the state's groundwater so as to support the present and future beneficial uses and further to maintain and protect groundwater at existing quality where the existing quality is better than that required to maintain and protect the present and future beneficial uses.
This legislative rule WV Reg 47-56 establishes the criteria and procedures that shall be followed in the assessment of civil administrative penalties imposed under the provisions of W. Va. Code § 22-12-10, the Groundwater Protection Act.
The purpose of this Legislative rule 47 CSR 12 is to establish minimum standards of purity and quality for groundwater located within this State