Water Quality Standards Archives

Documents and Letters
May 31, 2018
WV DEP Selenium Chronic Aquatic Life Criteria Implementation (rev. 3)
January 26, 2018
U.S. EPA Approval of WV 2017 amendments re: Harmonic Mean and Mixing Zones
June 15, 2017
U.S. EPA Approval of WV 2016 WQS Variance for Muddy Creek
July 19, 2016
U.S. EPA Disapproval of WV WQS 2015 Copper Water Effect Ratio
June 24, 2016
U.S. EPA Approval of WV 2016 Selenium Criteria
June 8, 2016
WV DEP Submittal to EPA of 2016 Legislative Rule 47 CSR 2
May 16, 2016
U.S. EPA request for information on Copper Water Effect Ratio
February 29, 2016
U.S. EPA comments on proposed WV Aluminum & Selenium criteria
October 26, 2015
WV DEP Submittal to EPA of 2015 Emergency Rule 47CSR2 
October 14, 2015
U.S. EPA Partial Approval Letter of 2015 amendments - 47 CSR2
June 25, 2015
WV DEP Submittal to EPA of 2015 Final Rule 47CSR2
September 2014
September 2014 - U.S. EPA Approval Letter - 47 CSR2
November 2013
U.S. EPA Emergency Rule Partial Approval Letter - 47 CSR2
January 2012
U.S. EPA Triennial Review Approval Letter - 47 CSR2
June 2010
U.S. EPA approval letter for Exemption Ohio mile point 61.0 and 63.5 from West Virginia half-mile rule
September 2009
 U.S. EPA Triennial Review Approval Letter - 47 CSR2
September 2006
U.S. EPA approval letter - Watkins Run in Preston County

Archived Public Meetings and Hearings
November 15, 2016 - Water Quality Standards Quarterly Public Meeting
Topic: WV Nutrient Criteria Development Plan, 2016 Algae Monitoring, and Triennial Review update
WQS Quarterly Meeting Slides 11/15/16
WV Nutrient Criteria Development Plan 2016
August 9, 2016, 6-8PM, DEP Headquarters, Charleston - WQS Public Hearing
Triennial Review topics proposed by DEP
Proposed WQS Triennial Review Rule 47 C.S.R. 2
Comments received on 2016 Proposed Rule 47 C.S.R. 2
 May 11, 2016  - Water Quality Standards Quarterly Public Meeting
Topic: Triennial Review topics to be proposed by DEP
Supporting Materials:
Presentation: WQS Public Meeting 05/11/16
Public Comments submitted to DEP Sept 2015
Public Comments WVMA submitted to DEP 2/19/16
Public Comments WVRWA submitted to DEP 2/19/16
Public Comments WVRWA submitted to DEP 5/4/16
Public Comments WVRC submitted to DEP 5/6/16
February 19, 2016  - Water Quality Standards Public Meeting
Topics discussed: Recent public comments
Supporting Materials: 
WV Manufacturers Association presentation
WV Rural Water Association comments
 January 27, 2016  - Water Quality Standards Quarterly Public Meeting
 Topic: Category A Use Designation 
Supporting Materials: 1/27/16 WQS Public Meeting Presentation 
2008 47CSR2 WQS Rule DEP public noticed rule with proposed changes to Section 6
1999 46CSR1 WQS Emergency Rule with proposed changes to Section 6
 November 17, 2015   - Water Quality Standards Quarterly Public Meeting
 Topics discussed: Triennial Review Comments, Public Presentations on WQS revisions
 Presentation: WQS Public Meeting 11/17/15
 Triennial Comments Review 11/17/15
 Triennial Review comments recieved Sept 2015
August 25, 2015  - Water Quality Standards Quarterly Public Meeting
Topics discussed: Agency-Approved 47CSR2 Rule and 2017 Triennial Review 
Press Release Aug 12, 2015
Presentation: WQS Public Meeting 08/25/15
Presentation: Greenbrier Update 08/21/15
 July 21, 2015, 6-8PM, DEP Headquarters, Charleston - WQS Public Hearing
Public Comment on agency-proposed rule: 47CSR2
DEP-proposed rule 
GEI Consultants - WV Freshwater Aquatic Life Criteria for Selenium
GEI Consultants - WV Freshwater Aquatic Life Criteria for Aluminum
 EPA Aquatic Life Criterion - Selenium
 EPA Aquatic Life Criterion - Aluminum
 WV DEP Selenium Criterion Scientific Justification July 2015
 REVISED 08/24/15 Application for Martin Creek variance
 REVISED 08/24/15 Application for Sandy Creek variance
April 7, 2015  - Water Quality Standards Quarterly Public Meeting
Water Quality Standards Quarterly Meeting Presentation
Update on West Virginia's Nutrient/Algae Monitoring and Assessment Presentation

July 1, 2014, 6PM
 47CSR2 Hearing Transcript
May 8, 2014
 February 6, 2014, 6PM
 Remining Hearing 
 July 15, 2013, 6PM
 Topic: Triennial Review 
 Proposed rule 
April 24, 2013
March 27, 2013, 6PM
Emergency Rule 
Legal Notice
November 8, 2012
August 30, 2012
April 30, 2012
 April 30, 2012 presentation 
 October 3, 2011, 6PM
 Legal Notice 
September 21, 2011
 September 21, 2011 presentation 
June 30, 2011
May 3, 2011, 6PM
Topic: 2011 Legislative Revised Rule
Legal Notice
2011 Legislative Revised Rule
March 31, 2011
PDF of Powerpoint presentation
 Legal Notice 

November 4, 2010

Presentation one
 Presentation two 
August 9, 2010
Meeting document
 47CSR2 agaency approved rule package
July 19, 2010
Topic: 47CSR2
July 19, 2010 document
 April 1, 2010, 6PM
 The DEP proposes an emergency rule to make a site-specific exception to the half-mile rule so that is shall not apply to the Ohio River main channel (between Brown's Island and the left descending bank) between river mile points 61.0 and 63.5. The site specific exemption currently in the rule expires September 1, 2010.
Emergency Rule legal notice 
Emergency Rule Justification - Half Mile Rule
Emergency Rule 2010 47CSR2 
Comments from meeting 
 June 3, 2008
 Tier 3 Waters interpretive Rule
 Briefing document
 Fiscal note
 Public notice
November 29, 2007
Public meeting Powerpoint presentation
 Category A revisions document

April 28, 2006

Nutrient, Aluminum, Mercury, Selenium, ORSANCO, Public A, Cleanups and Current Variances presentation 
 Selenium study background and progress presentation 
 Trout list presentatio
 ORSANCO pollution control standards 
Proposed aluminum criteria revision summary
 State recreational use summary 
 Water quality criterion calculation 
 Bacteria criteria background and issues
 November 14, 2005
 Central Appalchia Mining, LLC
 Public Notice
 Information sheet

Archived Triennial Review Meetings
May 19, 2010

Meeting presentation

May 18, 2009

Meeting agenda Mercury presenation Iron presentation TDS presentation Algae and nutrient presentation
Responsive management survey Iron study document one    
    Iron study document two    
April 30, 2008
Revisions to Category A waters Powerpoint presentation Meeting handout

April 28, 2006

West Virginia Department of Agriculture position paper West Virginia of Forestry position paper Environmental Interests' Position paper Business and Agriculture Interests' position paper 
Appendices A and B
Cover letter Appendices C
Proposed list of trout waters Waters proposed for addtiion to trout list Waters proposed for removal from trout waters Mercury documents page
December 15, 2005
Meeting presentation

September 22, 2005

September 22, 2005 notice Standards meeting review and overview EPA vs West Virginia standard comparison


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