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.

  • WV0116815 Oil & Gas CSW General Permit
    • Description: This is to certify that any discharge of stormwater runoff from oil and gas field construction activities or operations such as exploration, production, processing or treatment operations or transmission facilities, disturbing one acre or greater of land area and agreeing to be regulated under the terms and conditions of this General Water Pollution Control Permit (General Permit).
  • Responsive Summary WV0116815 Oil & Gas CSW General Permit
    • Description: The State of West Virginia, Department of Environmental Protection(DEP), Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM) is reissuing the West Virginia General Water Pollution Control Permit for Stormwater Associated with Oil and Gas Related Construction Activities.
  • 2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit WV0116815 Extension Letter
    • Description: In accordance with WV Code 22-11, this letter serves as an extension of the WVWater Pollution Control Permit No.WV0016815 until the 23rd.day of April 2021. By this time, the reissuance of the WV General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Oil and Gas Related Construction Activities should be complete.
  • 2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit - Revised
    • Description: This is to certify that any discharge of stormwater runoff from oil and gas field construction activities or operations such as exploration, production, processing or treatment operations or transmission facilities, disturbing one acre or greater of land area and agreeing to be regulated under the terms and conditions of this General Water Pollution Control Permit (General Permit).

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).

  • Reponsive Summary WVR311281
    • Description: MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY, (Mountaineer) proposes to construct and operate the Route 9 Extension Project located in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia and involves the construction of approximately 4.85 miles of natural gas distribution line.

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.

  • Responsiveness Summary
    • Description: Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. (DETI), is proposing to construct approximately 98.7 miles (2,497 acres) of pipeline, new metering stations, and a compressor station (CS) within the state of West Virginia for transmission of natural gas to markets in Virginia and North Carolines.
  • Approval Letter
    • Description: Approval letter for General Permit No. WV0116815.

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.

Other Forms & Documents

  • Notice of Termination (NOT)
    • Description: Submission of this Notice of Termination constitutes notice that the party identified in Section II of this form is no longer authorized to discharge stormwater associated with construction activity under the NPDES program.
  • Permit Registration Transfer Form
    • Description: Documentation representing a written agreement between the existing permittee and the proposed new permittee that identifies a specific date of transfer of responsibility, coverage, and liability between the two parties.
  • BMP Inspection Form
    • Description: Best Management Practice inspection and maintenance guidance.
  • Public Notice Sign Template
    • Description: Sign template to be displayed for the duration of the construction project near the entrance of the project.
  • Tier 3 Waters
    • Description: Interactive maps for Tier 3 streams.

For additional information regarding antidegradation rules, please see the Water Quality Standards page.

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Notice of Termincation Status

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Contact Information

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

Program Manager

Larry Board, Environmental Resources Program Manager
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43883
Email: Larry.D.Board@wv.gov

Plan Reviewers - Large Construction Activites

Rick Adams, Technical Analyst
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43763
Email: Rick.D.Adams@wv.gov

Joe Cochran, Environmental Resources Specialist 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43793
Email: Joseph.W.Cochran@wv.gov

Dale Biller, Environmental Resources Specialist 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43766
Email: Robert.D.Biller@wv.gov

Andy Parsons, Environmental Resources Specialist 3
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43812
Email: David.A.Parsons@wv.gov

Plan Reviewer - Minor Construction Activity

Carole Moore, Environmental Resources Specialist 2
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43795
Email: Carole.A.Moore@wv.gov

Support Staff

Sharon Mullins, Environmental Resources Associate
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43808
Email: Sharon.A.Mullins@wv.gov