Public Notice and Comment

Overview

The WVDEP issues public notices to allow for public input before issuing permits or implementing new regulations. Public participation is a vital piece of the environmental process and we want to ensure residents have the opportunity to engage the WVDEP during this process.

Public notices are printed in local newspapers and are available on the WVDEP website. Public hearings are held to give the public the opportunity to submit comments or information to the WVDEP about the proposed permit or rule. Requests for a public hearing should be sent within the comment period listed on the public notice.

More information about public hearings is available in the WVDEP Citizen's Guide.


Public Notice for Proposed 2023 Legislative Rules

Title: Public Notice for 2023 Proposed DAQ Legislative Rules
Expires: July 5, 2022

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has scheduled a public hearing for its 2023 proposed legislative rules to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The public hearing will be held virtually. Instructions for participating and for providing oral comments are provided in the public notice. The public comment period begins June 3, 2022, and ends at the conclusion of the public hearing on July 5, 2022. Written comments may be submitted at any time during the public comment as instructed in the public notice and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 5, 2022. Both oral and written comments will be made part of the rulemaking record. Comments received after the conclusion of the public comment period will not be accepted.

Virtual Hearing Registration

  • Register to Attend or Speak

    To participate online or by telephone, registration is required by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. To register to speak, please indicate “yes” you want to provide verbal comments on the record when you register. A confirmation e-mail will be sent with information on how to join the public hearing.

    If you do not have internet access and want to register, please contact Sandie Atkins or Stephanie Hammonds at (304) 926-0475.


Notice of Public Inspection and Comment Period

Title: 2022 Ambient Air Monitoring Annual Network Plan and SO2 Data Requirements Rule Annual Report
Expires: June 1, 2022

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is offering an opportunity for public inspection and comment on the ambient air monitoring Annual Network Plan (ANP) for 2022, and the SO2 data requirement rule (DRR) Annual Report, included as an appendix.


Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period

Title: Maintenance Plan Revision for the Charleston, West Virginia Area 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 NAAQS, Comprising Kanawha and Putnam Counties
Expires: March 15, 2022

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is soliciting comment and will hold a public hearing on the proposed Maintenance Plan Revision for the Charleston, West Virginia Area 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) (Comprising Kanawha and Putnam Counties).


Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period

Title: Maintenance Plan Revision for the Weirton, West Virginia Area 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 NAAQS, Comprising Brooke and Hancock Counties
Expires: March 17, 2022

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is soliciting comment and will hold a public hearing on the proposed Maintenance Plan Revision for the Weirton, West Virginia Area 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) (Comprising Brooke and Hancock Counties).


Public Notice for West Virginia Regional Haze Second Period (2028) State Implementation Plan

Public Notice and Proposed State Implementation Plan

Title: Public Notice for West Virginia Regional Haze Second Period (2028) State Implementation Plan
Expires: January 10, 2022

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is proposing a Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Second Implementation Period as required by Part 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 51.308. A public comment period and public hearing is being held as required by federal regional haze regulations.

Federal Land Manager comments and files regarding the draft Regional Haze SIP can be found in the link below under section Appendix F: Consultation, specifically subsections Appendix F-3a through F-3q and Appendix F-3p.

Public Notice

Draft State Implementation Plan


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