DEP solicited public input on potential revisions to the state's Water Quality Standards Rule
(47CSR2). The suggested revisions were to include a revision to a current standard, additional
standard(s) and/or deletion of a standard(s), and submissions needed to clearly state the revision
being proposed and include sound scientific justification for the revision.
The agency accepted submissions throughout Septemer 2015, and the following comments were received:
Triennial Review Comments 2015
DEP held a Public Meeting on November 17, 2015 to discuss Triennial Review comments, and received
further public imput in the form of presentations of scientific justification for recommended
revisions to water quality standards.
January 27, 2016
DEP held a public meeting to discuss alternative applications for Category A.
February 19, 2016
At the request of an industry representative, DEP held a public meeting to accept additional
comments on 2017 Triennial Review.
May 11, 2016
DEP held a public meeting which included a discussion of DEP's draft changes to the WV WQS rule,
“Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards,” 47 CSR 2, for Triennial Review. Language to be
proposed by DEP was presented and discussed at this meeting.
June 16, 2016
DEP filed notice with Secretary of State, commencing a forty-five day public comment period to
accept oral and written comments on proposed revisions to the WQS rule.
August 9, 2016
A public hearing was held on August 9 to accept final oral and written comments to the WQS rule.
August 26, 2016
DEP filed an Agency-Approved rule with the Secretary of State and the Legislative Rule-Making Review