WVDEP seeking input to develop statewide initiative for abandoned and dilapidated structures


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 20, 2021) – Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 368, authorizing the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to develop a statewide program to assist county commissions and municipalities remediate abandoned and dilapidated structures.

As part of the agency's due diligence, the WVDEP is seeking information on existing dilapidated structures programs from around the state to determine the most efficient means to support such efforts and assist in creating new ones.

An online questionnaire has been sent to county and municipal leaders across West Virginia and the results will be used in the design of the WVDEP's program and to help locate substantial financial support. 

All responses are to be submitted by Tuesday, August 31st.

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Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 49720