Reminder - Public Meeting Being Held Monday on Draft Air Quality Natural Gas General Permit


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As previously advertised in newspapers across the state, a public meeting on the West Virginia Division of Air Quality’s proposed Class II General Permit G80-A, which is for natural gas production, compressor and/or dehydration facilities, is scheduled for Monday, March 16. The meeting is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Charleston headquarters, located at 601 57th Street, SE. Additionally, the public meeting will be live-streamed on DEP’s YouTube channel.

Currently, air quality General Permits G30-D and G35-A cover natural gas compressor facilities and air quality General Permit G70-A pertains to natural gas facilities. These permits would continue to exist but there would be no future registrations, modifications or administrative updates allowed.

Comments on the new proposed general permit will be accepted at the public meeting and until 5 p.m. on March 30. All written comments should be addressed to:
Jerry Williams
G80-A Comments
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Comments can also be emailed to Please include your name, return address and daytime telephone number. Please also indicate any organization on behalf of which your comments are submitted.

Information on the draft general permit can be downloaded here. Copies of the draft G80-A general permit, application, fact sheet and registration are also available for public inspection during normal business hours at DEP headquarters. To make an appointment to come in to view these documents, call 304-926-0499, ext. 1227.

DAQ held a rollout meeting on Feb. 5 to release the draft general permit. Video from that meeting can be found on YouTube at these links: Part 1 and Part 2.

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Kelley Gillenwater
(304) 926-0499 x 1331