Public Hearings Scheduled to Take Comments on Proposed Legislative Rule Revisions


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will conduct public hearings in July for the agency’s proposed 2016 Legislative Rule revisions. Hearings will take place at DEP headquarters in Charleston, located at 601 57th St. SE.

Comments on seven Division of Air Quality proposed rules will be taken on July 6 at a hearing starting at 6 p.m. in the DEP’s Dolly Sods Conference Room. Those rules are as follows:
• 45CSR16 – Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
• 45CSR18 – Control of Air Pollution from Combustion of Solid Waste
• 45CSR25 – Control of Air Pollution from Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities
• 45CSR34 – Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
• 45CSR39 – Control of Annual Nitrogen Oxides Emissions
• 45CSR40 – Control of Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxides Emissions
• 45CSR41 – Control of Annual Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

All the other public hearings are being held in DEP’s Coopers Rock Training Room, beginning at 6 p.m. Those proposed rules and hearing dates are:

• The Division of Water and Waste Management’s (DWWM) Water Quality Standards Rule (47CSR2) public hearing is July 21.
• The Office of Oil and Gas will take comments on the Rules Governing Horizontal Well Development (35CSR8) on July 23.
• The hearing on the Division of Mining and Reclamation’s Surface Mining Reclamation Rule (38CSR2) and the Administrative Proceedings and Civil Penalty Assessment for Coal Mining Facilities (47CSR30B) is set for July 24.
• Finally, DWWM is hosting a hearing on the Aboveground Storage Tanks Rule (47CSR63), Rules Governing Aboveground Storage Tank Fee Assessment (47CSR64) and AST Administrative Proceedings and Civil Penalty Assessment Rule (47CSR65) on July 30 at 6 p.m. in Coopers Rock.

For more information on the proposed rules go to:

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Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0440, ext. 1331