Tag: West Virginia

West Virginia Senate Bill 423 amends the AST Act

On March 27, 2015, West Virginia’s Governor Tomblin signed Senate Bill 423 (“SB 423”) amending the West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act (the “AST Act”, W. Va. Code §§ 22-30-1) codified in April 2014 and effective June 6, 2014.   The amended Act, effective June 12, 2015, will relieve most USTs of most of regulatory requirements […]

West Virginia's Deadline for Registering ASTs is Approaching

Several months ago, we highlighted the new aboveground storage tank rule that would take affect in West Virginia.  Click here for that update. Deadlines for the rule are quickly approaching.  Tank owners in West Virginia are reminded to register their aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) prior to October […]

Retroactive Veto Upheld!

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld EPA’s power to retroactively veto a permit that was validly issued four years prior to EPA’s action.  The court pointed out language in the Clean Water Act granting power to the EPA Administrator to deny or restrict use of any defined area “whenever […]