Stay Informed

Knowledge is power, and we're here to help. WVDEP offers guidance, tools, and notifications for activities that impact you and our environment.

  • Air Quality Index

    The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a standardized system to provide the public with timely and easy-to-understand information on local air quality and whether air pollution levels pose a health concern.

  • Open Burning: Burn Safely and Legally

    Know the law about open burning. Open burning is illegal. Open air burning is a sort of tradition, but every time we burn outdoors, we contribute to air pollution in our area. Whether it's waste from yards, home, businesses, or land-clearing, it all adds up to unhealthy air.


Public Hearings

  • Describe what a public hearing is, why it is important, and why someone may want to attend.
  • How do I know about a public hearing in my area / that affects me?
    • Brief into to DEP mailing lists

Public Notices

  • Describe what typically goes out in a public noice and why someone may want to receive them.
  • How do I sign up to receive public notices?