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Construction Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
The purpose of this manual is to provide standardized and comprehensive erosion and sediment control management practices for implementation on construction projects throughout West Virginia. It is intended that this manual be used as guidance for developing sediment control plans for the West Virginia/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Water Pollution Control Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities. However, the use of other best management practices manuals may also be acceptable. The use of this manual is not a regulatory requirement. The goal is to reduce the water quality impacts of land-disturbing activities through the design and implementation of effective erosion prevention and sediment control.
West Virginia Environmental Training Center
The West Virginia Environmental Training Center provides training and technical assistance to wastewater and water professionals statewide. Operators, managers, inspectors, and technicians attend both certification courses and continuing education workshops offered throughout the year. About 75 programs per year are delivered to approximately 1,200 participants. Wastewater and drinking water operator certification courses are offered at many levels, usually twice a year.
US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA works to ensure that:
Americans have clean air, land and water
National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information
Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended
Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy
All parts of society--communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks
Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized
Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety
Commonly referenced rules related to water pollution and solid waste can be found at:
WV Code Chapter 22
Title 47 and Title 33
United States Army Corp of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide. With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our servicemembers train, work and live. We are also researching and developing technology for our war fighters while protecting America’s interests abroad by using our engineering expertise to promote stability and improve quality of life.
Great Lakes and Ohio River District
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO)
ORSANCO operates programs to improve water quality in the Ohio River and its tributaries, including: setting waste water discharge standards; performing biological assessments; monitoring for the chemical and physical properties of the waterways; and conducting special surveys and studies. ORSANCO also coordinates emergency response activities for spills or accidental discharges to the river, and promotes public participation in programs, such as the Ohio River Sweep.
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.
WV Rural Water Association
The mission or purpose of West Virgina Rural Water Association is to provide and promote the highest level of utility service, technical assistance, training, and advocacy for all West Virginia water and wastewater systems. The vision of the West Virginia Rural Water Association is to be the recognized leader and respected voice for water and wastewater systems.
Water Environment Federation
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Environmental Health Services
Healthy people through healthy environments in WV
DHHR Bureau for Children and Families
The Bureau for Children and Families provides an accessible, integrated, comprehensive quality service system for West Virginia's children, families, and adults to help them achieve maximum potential and improve their quality of life.
WVU National Environmental Services Center
For over 35 years, the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) has helped thousands of small, rural communities resolve drinking water and wastewater problems--offering solutions to the problems they face and educating thousands on environmental issues.
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Public Lands
You do not need to submit a Division of Natural Resources Stream Activity Application if you are removing floating woody debris or trash from the stream (i.e. tree limbs and trash blocking the mouth of a culvert or accumulating around the piers of a bridge) if this work can be performed from the stream bank without placing equipment in the stream or disturbing the streambed. If you should have any questions on this issue, please contact this office at 304-558-3225.
West Virginia Department of Agriculture: Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Division
The Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Division functions as a consumer protection and consumer service organization with the mission of enforcing laws, rules, and regulations to protect the public food supply. By regulating certain industries, the Division, through its trained regulatory officer, laboratory staff, and product registration / compliance personnel help insure that consumers receive quality agricultural products.
WV Division of Forestry
The West Virginia Division of Forestry is committed to protecting, nurturing, sustaining, and promoting the wise utilization of our state’s forest resources. Established in 1909, as a declaration of the state government for the need of forest protection and research, the West Virginia Division of Forestry protects and conserves the state’s forest resources.
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