Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit

Overview

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.


Application, Permit, and Termination Status

2013 Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater Resources

  • General Permit WV0116815 Extension Letter

    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 2023. By this time, the reissuance of the WV General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Oil and Gas Related Construction Activities should be complete.

  • General Permit - Revised

    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).

  • GP EQB Order

  • Fact Sheet

    Fact sheet for general permit.

  • Responsive Summary

    This responsiveness summary highlights the issues and concerns that were identified during the public hearing and in the written comments received during the commend period.


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).

Documents

  • Reponsive Summary WVR311281

    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.

Documents

  • Responsiveness Summary

    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

    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.

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Additional Resources

Other Forms and Documents

See Also

  • Water Quality Standards

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

  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

    A Total Maximum Daily Load is a plan of action used to clean up streams that are not meeting water quality standards.

  • 303(d) Lists

    ​​​​​​The West Virginia Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (IR) fulfills the reporting requirements under the federal Clean Water Act, Section 303(d).


Contact Us

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 Reviewer for Minor Construction Activity

Carole Moore, ERS 2
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
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43808
Email: Sharon.A.Mullins@wv.gov


Plan Reviewers for Large Construction Activities

Rick Adams, Technical Analyst
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 ERS 3
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, ERS 3
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, ERS 3
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43812
Email: David.A.Parsons@wv.gov