Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit

The State of West Virginia, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management has issued a State General Water Pollution Control Permit to regulate the discharge of stormwater runoff associated with oil and gas related construction activities. The General Permit authorizes discharges composed entirely of stormwater associated with oil and gas field activities or operations associated with exploration, production, processing or treatment operations or transmission facilities, disturbing one acre or greater of land area, to the waters of the State.

The Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater GP was reissued January 30, 2019 and becomes effective March 1, 2019.  

WV0116815 Oil & Gas CSW General Permit
Responsive Summary WV0116815  Oil & Gas CSW GP
Fact Sheet WV0116815 Oil & Gas CSW GP


2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater GPWV0116815 Extension Letter

Public Notice and Public Hearing Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit
Draft 2018 Oil & Gas CSW General Permit
2018 Fact Sheet Oil & Gas CSW General Permit

2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit - Revised
2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater GP EQB Order
2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater Fact Sheet
2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater Responsive Summary

 

MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY – Route 9 Extension, Oil and Gas Water Pollution Control Permit
 
MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY was issued Registration No. WVR311281, March 29, 2019, under WV General Permit No. WV0116815, Stormwater Associated with Oil and Gas Related Construction Activities. This registration covers the discharge of stormwater associated with the disturbance of approximately 25.38 acres and consists of the installation of approximately 4.85 miles natural gas distribution pipeline in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia. The project includes access roads, 12.22 acres entirely within the Department of Highways Right-of-way and 13.16 acres of private Right-of-way (ROW).

Responsive Summary WVR311281

Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit
 
Atlantic Coast Pipeline was issued Registration No. WVR310820, January 25, 2018, under WV General Permit No. WV0116815, Stormwater Associated with Oil and Gas Related Construction Activities.  This registration covers the discharge of stormwater associated with the disturbance of approximately 2,497 acres of land for the construction of approximately 98.7 miles of natural gas pipeline along with a compressor station, meter stations, access roads, and interconnects through Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, and Pocahontas Counties in West Virginia.

A public notice/public comment period closed on December 31, 2017.  

A summary of comments received and agency response can be found at the link below:

Responsiveness Summary

Approval Letter



Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC State Oil and Gas General Water
Pollution Control Permit


Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC was issued Registration No. WVR310667, July 14, 2017, under WV General Permit No. WV0116815, Stormwater Associated with Oil and Gas Related Construction Activities.  This registration covers the  discharge of stormwater associated with the disturbance of approximately 4,214 acres of land for the construction of approximately 196 miles of natural gas pipeline along with compressor stations, meter stations, access roads, and interconnects through Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe Counties in West Virginia.

A public notice/public comment period closed on March 19, 2017.  However, since the hearings for this permit registration were combined with the hearings for the project's 401 Water Quality Certification and Natural Streams Preservation Act permit, not all stormwater related comments were addressed in the July 14, 2017 "Response to Public Comments".  As a result, WVDEP issued Suspension Order No. 8763 to respond to all public comments received that were associated with WVR310667.

The new Responsive Summary can be found here as well as Administrative Order 8780 that ends the permit registration suspension:  


Responsiveness Summary


Administrative Order 8780

Other Forms & Documents
Statement for Billing
Modification Form (Form M)
Notice of Termination (NOT)
Permit Registration Transfer Form
Generic Groundwater Protection Plan (GPP)
BMP Inspection Form
Attachment A - Endangered/Threatened Species List
Precipitation Zones of WV 
Public Notice Sign Template

A list of Tier 3 waters can be found HERE (large pdf).
For additional information regarding Antidegradation rules please see the Water Quality Standards page.

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Notice of Termination Status

To check the status of a Notice of Termination, contact the local office of Environmental Enforcement.  You may find the local office by clicking HERE


For more information about the Construction Stormwater Program, you may contact the individuals listed below.

Program Manager

Connie Anderson
304-926-0499 ext. 1073
Connie.J.Anderson@wv.gov

Plan Reviewers - Large Construction Activities

Joe Cochran, Environmental Resources Specialist
(Oil & Gas Construction GP)
304-926-0499, ext. 1069
Joseph.W.Cochran@wv.gov

Rick Adams, Technical Analyst
304-926-0499 ext. 1354
Rick.D.Adams@wv.gov

Larry Board, Environmental Resources Specialist
304-926-0499, ext. 1595
Larry.D.Board@wv.gov

Dale Biller, Environmental Resources Specialist
304-926-0499 ext. 1099
Robert.D.Biller@wv.gov

Andy Parsons, Environmental Resources Analyst
304-926-0499 ext. 1067
David.A.Parsons@wv.gov

Plan Reviewer - Minor Construction Activity
Carol Moore, Environmental Resources Specialist
304-926-0499, ext. 1202
Carole.A.Moore@wv.gov
  
Support Staff
Sharon Mullins, Office Assistant
304-926-0499, ext. 1132
Sharon.A.Mullins@wv.gov