A West Virginia website will provide information and online registration for aboveground storage tank owners to comply with a new law.
The site explains the law written in response to a January chemical spill. The Department of Environmental Protection estimates tens of thousands of tanks will be affected.
The law takes effect June 6. Tank registration is expected to start June 10, but owners are encouraged to get usernames in advance.
Inventory and registration of aboveground tanks must be completed by Oct. 1.
On Jan. 9, a Freedom Industries tank leaked chemicals into 300,000 West Virginians’ water supply. The spill spurred a water-use ban for days.
The website includes public comments as DEP crafts regulations for consideration in the legislative session starting January 2015.