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 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