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Groundwater Protection Act (West Virginia)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
State/Provincial Govt
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Residential
Installer/Contractor
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Low-Income Residential
Schools
Retail Supplier
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
Systems Integrator
Fuel Distributor
Nonprofit
General Public/Consumer
Transportation
Program Info
State 
West Virginia
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Department of Environmental Protection

The purposes of this Act are to:

  1. Maintain and protect the state's groundwater resources consistent with this article to protect the present and future beneficial uses of the groundwater;
  2. Provide for the establishment of a state groundwater management program which will:
    1. Define the roles of agencies of the state and political subdivisions with respect to the maintenance and protection of groundwater, and designate a lead agency for groundwater management;
    2. Designate a state agency responsible for establishment of groundwater quality standards;
    3. Provide for the establishment of standards of purity and quality for all groundwater;
    4. Provide for the establishment of groundwater protection programs consistent with this article;
    5. Establish groundwater protection and groundwater remediation funds;
    6. Provide for the mapping and analysis of the state's groundwater resources and coordination of the agencies involved;
    7. Provide for public education on groundwater resources and methods for preventing contamination; and
  3. Provide such enforcement and compliance mechanisms as will assure the implementation of the state's groundwater management program.