Public Hearing Set for Proposed Permit Renewal for Raleigh County UIC


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas will host a public hearing in Glen Daniel on an application for the renewal of a Class II underground injection control (UIC) permit for a facility in Trap Hill in Raleigh County.

The hearing will be held April 20 at Liberty High School, located at 1700 Coal River Road in Glen Daniel, and will last from 6 to 8 p.m. Public comments will be taken orally at the hearing and in writing through May 2. Office of Oil and Gas employees will have an information table set up at the hearing where residents can view a map of the area, a well diagram and the permit application and will have the opportunity to ask questions about the facility, the injection process or the permitting requirements.

The applicant is Base Petroleum Inc. of South Charleston. The Trap Hill facility consists of one commercial well where fluids associated with oil and natural gas production are injected. If approved, the permit (draft permit number 2D0810281) would be valid for five years.

Public comments on the proposed permit renewals will be considered by the DEP before the agency decides whether to approve or deny the permit application. Comments can be made orally during the April 20 hearing and written comments can be submitted to the agency through May 2 via mail, fax or email. Written correspondence should include the name, address and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the nature of the issues being raised. Issues should be kept relevant to the draft permit.

The contact information for submitting written comments follows. 

Mailing Address:
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Oil and Gas
UIC Comments
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304 

Fax: 304-926-0452, with “UIC Comments” written near the top.

Email: with “UIC Comments” in the subject line.

You may download the permit application, fact sheet and draft permit at The application, draft permit and fact sheet are also on file and may be inspected, by appointment, or copies obtained at a nominal cost, at the Office of Oil and Gas, 601 57th Street SE in Charleston between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on business days. 


Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0499, ext. 1331