WVDEP News and Announcements

WVDEP now accepting comments on restoration plan for Lower Guyandotte River Watershed
June 15, 2021
Comments must be submitted no later than July 14, 2021... Read More
WVDEP hosting three tire collections in June
June 10, 2021
Individuals may dispose of up to 10 tires per person... Read More
WVDEP Youth Program recognizes outstanding efforts
May 19, 2021
Thousands in cash awards to be handed out to groups for their work toward improving West Virginia’s environment ... Read More
WVDEP announces Environmental Teachers of the Year
May 17, 2021
Each award winner will receive a $500 personal award and a $1,000 award to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in the classroom... Read More
WVDEP partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on mapping project to celebrate American Wetlands Month
May 11, 2021
The two agencies mapped 2.8 million acres of wetlands across West Virginia... Read More
WVDEP begins work on river access site for Dries section of the New River
April 23, 2021
The new parking area will allow both commercial and private river users improved access to the remote stretch of river that runs from Cotton Hill to Gauley Bridge... Read More
Annual Adopt-A-Highway Spring cleanup set for April 24th
April 21, 2021
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies and communities can register to pick up trash on almost any state-maintained road, back road or main route... Read More
WVDEP still accepting water quality data from state waters
March 10, 2021
Data must be submitted by Friday, April 30, 2021... Read More
WVDEP cancels spring, summer events for state youth
February 08, 2021
Long-running April, May and June programs called off because of COVID-19... Read More
WVDEP accepting applications for teacher awards
January 07, 2021
Agency to honor top environmental educators ... Read More
Christmas Tree recycling events canceled
December 22, 2020
State agencies plan to bring back tree collection events back for the 2021 holidays... Read More
Stream Partners Program announces 2021 grant award winners
December 03, 2020
17 watershed groups received grant amounts totaling over $77,000... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP announces winners of Clean Counties and Clean Communities awards
November 13, 2020
Grand prize winners received a cash stipend to be put towards beautification and cleanup initiatives... Read More
2021 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available to order
November 04, 2020
Free calendar showcases state’s wildflowers. Orders are limited to one calendar per household with WV residents as a priority... Read More
Virtual ReFashion Show Competition Announced
October 23, 2020
Entries must be submitted by Nov. 30th... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP approves nine applicants for FY2021 CED recycling grants
October 23, 2020
The applicants received grant amounts totaling $87,565... Read More
Annual Adopt-A-Highway fall statewide cleanup set for Sept. 26
September 21, 2020
Groups must register in advance and inform county Division of Highways garage if they need supplies ... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP postpones tire collection events due to COVID-19
September 01, 2020
Citizens can still lawfully dispose of waste tires at local tire shops and landfills for a nominal fee... Read More
WVDEP announces Brownfield Revolving Fund program
August 11, 2020
The program will offer low-interest loans to clean up properties contaminated with petroleum or hazardous substances... Read More
WVDEP announces $48,367 in Litter Control Matching grants
August 03, 2020
Grants were awarded to 29 applicants comprised of state solid waste authorities, county commissions, and municipalities... Read More
West Virginia Youth Environmental Conference canceled
July 31, 2020
Event was scheduled for October at Twin Falls State Park ... Read More
WVDEP extending comment period on restoration plan for Upper Guyandotte River watershed
July 17, 2020
The comment period will now extend through Aug. 3, 2020... Read More
2020 Great Kanawha River Cleanup canceled due to COVID-19
July 16, 2020
This would have marked the 31st year of the event... Read More
West Virginia State Junior Conservation Camp going virtual
June 18, 2020
State Department of Environmental Protection using social media to reach campers... Read More
WVDEP now accepting comments on restoration plan for Upper Guyandotte River watershed
June 18, 2020
The comment period extends through July 20, 2020 ... Read More
WVDEP’s Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day canceled
June 12, 2020
This would have marked the 31st edition of the event... Read More
State Youth Environmental Program recognizes top groups
May 18, 2020
Young West Virginians making Mountain State shine through volunteer work ... Read More
WVDEP's Division of Land Restoration awarded $300,000 EPA grant
May 06, 2020
WVDEP grants will fund assessment of brownfields in areas impacted by downsizing of the chemical manufacturing industry... Read More
Better Air, Better Health – WVDEP develops educational materials and activities for National Air Quality Awareness Week
May 01, 2020
Topics include air quality, air pollution, control devices, acid rain mitigation, and more... Read More
WVDEP introduces 'Classroom Series' videos for educators
April 20, 2020
Geared toward elementary, middle, and high school students, the videos address different environmental topics... Read More
WVDEP cancels State Junior Conservation Camp
April 15, 2020
The camp has been in existence since 1981... Read More
WVDEP develops new NPDES reporting code to be used during COVID-19 pandemic
April 14, 2020
The agency is working with USEPA to implement temporary enforcement policy as it relates to NPDES reporting requirements... Read More
West Virginia Youth Environmental Day canceled
March 30, 2020
This would have marked 57th consecutive year for the event... Read More
WVDEP still enforcing all applicable rules and regulations amid COVID-19 pandemic
March 27, 2020
The agency worked with US EPA to develop temporary enforcement and compliance policy... Read More
WVDEP files suit against ERP Environmental Fund
March 27, 2020
The suit alleges ERP accumulated 160 violations of state environmental laws and failed to abate 118 cessation orders... Read More
Local elementary schools to be honored for science achievements
February 20, 2020
Lakewood, Malden take top spots at Wild and Wonderful Water Science Fair... Read More
Inaugural Water Science Fair set for Monday
February 13, 2020
WVDEP, City of Charleston promoting water education... Read More
Christmas Tree Recycling Event scheduled for Jan. 4 at Charleston's Capitol Market
December 20, 2019
Donated trees are to be repurposed as fish habitat in lakes across the state... Read More
2020 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available to order
December 09, 2019
Free calendar showcases state's wildflowers. Orders are limited to one calendar per household... Read More
WVDEP's Energy Tree lighting set for Dec. 5
November 26, 2019
Attendees can help power the 35-foot tall tree draped to the side of WVDEP Headquarters... Read More
WVDEP announces the selection of impaired waters for next round of TMDL development
November 20, 2019
A TMDL is a restoration plan to reduce pollutants in impaired waters.... Read More
WVDEP-REAP announces tire collection events for November
November 07, 2019
Residents may dispose up to 10 tires per person with valid West Virginia ID... Read More
WVDEP announces Environmental Teachers of the Year, Clean County and Community Award recipients
November 06, 2019
City of Montgomery receives Clean Community Award grand prize... Read More
WVDEP accepting water quality data collected from state waters
November 01, 2019
Data must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 16, 2019... Read More
WVDEP approves 12 applicants for FY2020 CED recycling grants
October 15, 2019
The applicants to receive grant amounts totaling $133,261... Read More
WVDEP to offer free rain barrels to West Virginia schools
October 11, 2019
Applications must be received by Friday, Nov. 1... Read More
WVDEP to partner with WVU to build acid mine drainage treatment facility
October 07, 2019
The project will treat acid mine drainage while recovering rare earth elements in the process... Read More
Annual Adopt-A-Highway fall statewide cleanup set for Sept. 28
September 26, 2019
Since the program’s inception in 1988, state citizens have cleaned up close to 70,000 miles of state highways and roads during annual spring and fall AAH events.... Read More
WVDEP to host water festivals in Kanawha and Wyoming Counties Thursday
September 18, 2019
Elementary students to learn about the many uses of water and stewardship of water resources... Read More
WVDEP to host water festival at Marshall University
September 16, 2019
Nearly 300 elementary students from Cabell, Putnam, and Lincoln Counties are set to attend... Read More
Annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup collects 3.5 tons of litter and over 360 tires from Kanawha River
September 13, 2019
Over 130 volunteers helped clean five sites along the Kanawha River and a 1.5 mile stretch of the Elk River... Read More
WVDEP to host two water festivals in Kanawha County
September 03, 2019
Elementary students to learn about water conservation, stewardship... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP Now Accepting Teacher of the Year Award Nominations
August 21, 2019
Winners will be chosen in the elementary, middle and high school levels, with each winner receiving a $500 personal award, a $1,000 award to be used in promoting STEM programs and a one-night stay at Canaan Valley Resort to receive their award... Read More
WVDEP's Great Kanawha River Cleanup Set for Sept. 7
August 15, 2019
Cleanup sites include Winfield Beach, the South Charleston boat ramp, and Kanawha Falls at Glen Ferris. Other sites could be added as the event date approaches... Read More
WVDEP Opens Annual 'Roadsides in Bloom' Photo Contest
August 14, 2019
The deadline for entries is Sept. 1... Read More
Guy Simmons Named Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year
August 09, 2019
Simmons, 94, has been a member of the St. Clara Adopt-A-Highway Program since its founding in 1989... Read More
30th Annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Set for August 3 at Canaan Valley Resort
July 29, 2019
The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with bingo, broom making, children's games, and other activities. ... Read More
WVDEP Partners with Trout Unlimited and Girls Scouts of America to Promote STREAM Girl Patch
July 22, 2019
The workshop combines STEM training with Recreation and Arts to explore a local stream... Read More
WVDEP-REAP Announces 2020 Litter Control Grant Recipients
July 10, 2019
35 applicants received grants totaling $94,800... Read More
WVDEP-REAP Announces Tire Collections for July
July 02, 2019
Residents may dispose up to 10 tires per person with valid West Virginia ID... Read More
Ohio River Sweep Scheduled for June 15
June 12, 2019
More than 21,000 volunteers are coming together to cleanup over 3,000 miles of the Ohio River and its shoreline... Read More
WVDEP and volunteer groups removed more than 590,000 pounds of litter during spring cleanups
June 06, 2019
Over 9,500 volunteers logged more than 31,000 man-hours to clean up 1,300 miles of roadways, 132 miles of stream, and 48 illegal dumpsites... Read More
WVDEP-REAP Announces Tire Collections for June
May 31, 2019
Residents may dispose up to 10 tires per person with valid West Virginia ID ... Read More
WVDEP's Leigh Ann Shaffer named United Way Campaign Coordinator of the Year
May 30, 2019
The inaugural award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by a coordinator throughout the campaign year... Read More
WVDEP Presents 2019 Environmental Awards
May 15, 2019
13 individuals, business leaders, and volunteer groups were honored for their work in promoting a healthy environment... Read More
WVDEP-REAP Announces Tire Collection Events for May
May 07, 2019
Residents may dispose up to 10 tires per person with valid West Virginia ID... Read More
WVDEP to hold ribbon cutting for Muddy Creek Watershed Restoration Project
April 30, 2019
The state-of-the-art water treatment facility has brought 3.4 miles of dead stream back to life... Read More
WVDEP to Celebrate National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 19, 2019
The event runs from April 29 to May 3 and encourages constituents to "Check the AQI and Get Outside"... Read More
WVDEP Presenting Environmental Compliance and Permitting Seminars on May 21 and July 23
April 15, 2019
The seminars are designed for West Virginia businesses and manufacturers... Read More
West Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Phase III Watershed Improvement Plan Open for Public Comment
April 12, 2019
The 60-day comment period ends at 5 p.m. on June 10... Read More
Nicholas County Water Festival Set for April 17
April 10, 2019
Attendees will participate in a variety of activities designed to promote awareness, knowledge and stewardship of water resources... Read More
West Virginia's Non-point Source Program Releases 2018 Annual Report

Watershed groups and state agencies pulled more than 236,500 pounds of pollutants from 44 different watersheds... Read More
Fayette County Water Festival Set for April 4
April 03, 2019
Attendees will participate in a variety of activities designed to promote awareness, knowledge and stewardship of water resources... Read More
WVDEP's REAP Leads By Example to Kick Off Make-It-Shine Cleanup Event
April 01, 2019
REAP staffers collected 1,360 pounds of trash and 38 tires along Route 4 in Kanawha County... Read More
WVDEP Holds Water Workshops for Teachers

Next workshop is scheduled for April 6th... Read More
WVDEP's Youth Environmental Program Member Hosts Workshops on STEM, Conservation
March 22, 2019
Workshops set to reach all 55 counties by May 2020... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup Set for April 27th
March 22, 2019
Volunteers have until April 19th to register... Read More
WVDEP's Division of Air Quality participates in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
March 21, 2019
STEM event geared towards girls featured hands-on displays about air and water pollution and robotics... Read More
WVDEP to Host Earth Day Celebration at the Clay Center
March 13, 2019
Approximately 20 educational displays will be set up and over 300 students are expected to attend... Read More
WVDEP Actively Investigating Black Water Discharge From Abandoned Mine in Raleigh County
March 03, 2019
Water samples have been collected and WVDEP biologists are evaluating impacts to aquatic life... Read More
WVDEP Now Accepting Make It Shine Applications
February 22, 2019
Application deadline is March 8th.... Read More
Construction Stormwater and Oil and Gas Construction Stormwater Permit Extended to March 31, 2019

Please be advised that the terms and conditions of the existing permit shall remain applicable and in effect throughout the permit extension period.... Read More
Appalachian Tank Car Services Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The site is located at 494 Stokes Drive in Hinton and includes approximately 11.518 acres. ... Read More
Christmas Tree Recycling Event Set For Jan. 5 at Charleston’s Capitol Market

The donated trees will be used as fish habitat in Beech Fork Lake, Big Ditch Lake, Burnsville Lake, Cheat Lake, East Lynn Lake, Plum Orchard Lake, Stonecoal Lake, and Stonewall Jackson Lake.... Read More
2019 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar Now Available to Order

West Virginia’s Operation Wildflower beautification program is a joint effort between the WVDEP and the WVDOH. It includes more than 100 acres of wildflowers grown along West Virginia’s roadways.... Read More
$20 Million in Grant Funding Approved for Projects that Stimulate Economic Development of Abandoned Mine Land Sites

The grant funding, provided by the federal government through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), is administered by the WVDEP’s Office of Abandoned Mine Lands.... Read More
Gov. Justice, WVDEP Announce 2019 REAP Recycling Assistance Grants

Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grant Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is pursuant to WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1).... Read More
WVDEP’s “Energy Tree” Lighting Set for Dec. 6

The display allows attendees to provide the power, via hand crank, to light up a traditional 100-bulb incandescent tree or an 800-plus LED bulb, 35-foot tall Energy Tree draped to the side of the WVDEP headquarters.... Read More
WVDEP Announces 2019 Stream Partners Grants

The West Virginia Stream Partners Program is a cooperative effort between the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and the Soil Conservation Agency.... Read More
WVDEP Receives Sustained Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award from Appalachian Power

The WVDEP will save more than $42,000 per year in electricity costs with the new LED bulbs.... Read More
WVDEP and WVDNR Work Together to Solve 'Muck' Problem in KSF, Davis Creek

The plan will restore a large section of Davis Creek to the way it was before a damn was built decades ago.... Read More
WVDEP Announces 2018 Clean County and Community Award Recipients, Environmental Teachers of the Year

The awards were presented at the Association of West Virginia Solid Waste Authorities annual meeting at Stonewall Jackson Resort.... Read More
Citizen Groups Honored at Annual Watershed Celebration Day

The groups received a total of $7,000 in awards for their efforts, with Friends of the Cheat winning the Watershed of the Year award and a $5,000 prize.... Read More
20th Annual Watershed Celebration Conference Set for Oct. 26-27 in Fayette County

Watershed Celebration Day is a single event that brings together nearly two dozen watershed protection groups from across West Virginia to share success stories, learn from each other, and to brainstorm solutions to common watershed threats.... Read More
Superior Reedsville Filtration LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The site is located at 456 South Robert Stone Way in Reedsville and includes approximately 12 acres.... Read More
ESC Harrison County Power, LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The site is located on PeeKay Road in Clarksburg and includes approximately 16.5 acres.... Read More
WVDEP to Host Annual Paint Drive on Oct. 30

The ReStore cannot accept oil-based paint. If the cleanup directions on the paint can list only soap and water, the ReStore will accept the paint. ... Read More
WVDEP Approves 10 Applicants for FY2019 CED Recycling Grants

Established in 2008 under the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), the CED Program requires that manufacturers register their brands with the state.... Read More
WVDEP to Hold Two Air Permit Public Meetings In Jefferson County

The public meetings will be to accept comments on the air permits for Bardon, Inc. and TeMa North America, LLC.... Read More
St. Albans Water Festival Set for Sept. 27

The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) and the St. Albans Rainwater Worx MS4 Program.... Read More
WVDEP Issues Statement on Rockwool Facility Being Constructed in Jefferson County

The air permit approved by WVDEP met strict state and federal standards that are protective of human health and the environment.... Read More
WVDEP Opens Annual “Roadsides in Bloom” Photo Contest

The deadline for entries is Monday, Oct. 1.... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP to be Honored at New Rail Trail Facility

The Elkins Coal and Coke Building, built in 1907, will now serve as restrooms for the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail and West Virginia By-Way Old Route 7.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup Set for Sept. 29

Since the program’s inception in 1988, state citizens have cleaned up close to 70,000 miles of state highways and roads during annual spring and fall AAH events.... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP Accepting Teacher of the Year Award Nominations

Winners will be chosen in the elementary, middle and high school levels, with each winner receiving a $500 personal award, a $1,000 award to be used in promoting STEM programs and a one-night stay at Stonewall Jackson Resort to receive their award.... Read More
Charleston Water Festival Set for Sept. 6 at State Capitol

Students and educators will participate in a variety of hands-on and solution-based activities designed to promote awareness, knowledge and stewardship of water resources.... Read More
WVDEP Information About The Rockwool Facility In Jefferson County, WV
January 11, 2019
This page includes documentation on the WVDEP air permit, construction stormwater permit, VRP, and additional correspondence and fact sheets.... Read More
WVDEP’s Watershed Improvement Branch Announces Awarding of $96,000 in Grant Funding

This year’s award recipients covered a wide variety of non-point source problems and issues.... Read More
WVDEP’s Great Kanawha River Cleanup Set for Sept. 8

Cleanup sites include Winfield Beach, St. Albans Roadside Park, the South Charleston boat ramp, and Kanawha Falls at Glen Ferris. Other sites could be added as the event date approaches.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Announces 2018 Volunteer Awards

The AAH Program currently has over 4,500 active members, with as many as 4,200 participating in the AAH’s Spring Cleanup event.... Read More
Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist Exam Set For Sept. 26

Certification is required for anyone submitting a Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) application as well as managing UECA projects in the agency’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER).... Read More
WVDEP Accepting Comments on Proposed Stream Crossing Permit Changes
August 09, 2018
Proposed changes allow for more environmentally protective stream crossing methods... Read More
Upshur County Commission Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

From approximately 1908-1935, the Buckhannon Chemical Company operated on a small portion of the land that is now the Upshur County Youth Camp.... Read More
West Virginia Potomac Tributary Team Holding Public Meetings in July

The presentation will highlight the beneficial work of stakeholders and the program partners to implement West Virginia's Phase Two Watershed Implementation Plan.... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP Program Announces More Than $85,000 in Litter Control Grants

Funding for the litter control program is generated through civil penalties imposed on litter violations, as well as state agency facility recycling revenue as described in West Virginia Code §22-15A-4 and §22-15A-5.... Read More
2018 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Set for August 4 in Lewis County

If you are an AAH volunteer and interested in attending please call 1-888-322-5530 by July 20.... Read More
Students Attending WVDEP’s Junior Conservation Camp In Jackson County

Junior Conservation Camp began as a program of the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) in 1980, but is now administered by the WVDEP’s Youth Environmental Program.... Read More
Halliburton Energy Services Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The site is located at 5146 Elk River Road in Elkview and includes approximately 3.6 acres.... Read More
Urban Renewal Authority and City of Parkersburg Submit Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The site is located at the northwest corner of the 19th and Keever Street intersection in Parkersburg and includes approximately 5.37 acres.... Read More
Justice, Caperton announce $50.65M in AML Economic Development Grants; Application Deadline for Additional Funds is June 29

15 projects in 12 counties are contributing to job growth, increased tourism, and redevelopment across West Virginia. ... Read More
WVDEP Hosting Water Quality Standards Public Hearing July 10

The July 10 public hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. in the Coopers Rock Training Room at WVDEP headquarters in Charleston.... Read More
WVDEP Releases Test Results for Contents of Tank Discovered During Sewer Line Construction
May 25, 2018
No PCB's were detected in the samples, but compounds found in petroleum products such as diesel and gasoline were detected.... Read More
WVDEP Presents 2018 Environmental Awards
May 24, 2018
The Environmental Awards honor the best in volunteerism and citizen efforts to promote a health environment.... Read More
MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources, LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The site is located at 14624 North Fork Road in Pine Grove and includes approximately seven acres. ... Read More
Haydall Redevelopment and BDC of the Northern Panhandle Submit Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The site was used for the manufacturing of pottery and ceramic insulators from 1916 through 2016.... Read More
Air Quality Awareness Week is April 30 – May 4

The WVDEP is reminding people of simple steps they can take to reduce air pollution.... Read More
WVDEP Hosting Public Meetings for TMDL's in Tug Fork Watershed
April 27, 2018
A TMDL is a plan of action used to clean up impaired streams that are not meeting water quality standards.... Read More
WVDEP Working With Harrison County Emergency Officials To Monitor Lumberport Dam
April 18, 2018
The dam, which is approximately 13 feet tall with a shallow reservoir behind it, is owned by the Town of Lumberport.... Read More
Grant Funding Available for Next Round of Economic Development of Abandoned Mine Lands
April 18, 2018
The WVDEP is ultimately responsible for determining which projects get funded, working with an advisory committee made up of representatives from the West Virginia Department of Commerce, and the Governor’s Office.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup Set For April 28
April 06, 2018
Individual volunteers and volunteer groups have until Friday, April 20 to register.... Read More
WVDEP Launches Webpage Dedicated to Helping Citizens Learn About Pipeline Projects
April 02, 2018
The pipelines that are the focus of the webpage are the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project, Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline, and the Rover Pipeline.... Read More
WVDEP Will Host Organizational Meeting For Fishing Creek Stream Investigation in New Martinsville
March 22, 2018
The WVDEP is teaming up with the Richard Evans Memorial Conservancy to learn more about Fishing Creek and its tributaries.... Read More
Heritage Holdings, LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
March 22, 2018
VRP encourages voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of sites.... Read More
WVDEP Encourages Teachers to Take “Classroom Challenge” on World Water Day
March 21, 2018
The 2018 Classroom Challenge will be launched on March 21 and all entries must be submitted by March 30.... Read More
2018 West Virginia Make It Shine Applications Available Now
March 05, 2018
The event, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Division of Highways, is being held the first two weeks of April.... Read More
No PCBs Detected in Soil Samples at Oak Hill’s Collins Park
February 20, 2018
Ten samples were taken after residents voiced concerns about possible PCB contamination.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Construction Stormwater Permit for Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project
February 07, 2018
The Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project is a proposed project that is comprised of approximately 23 miles of natural gas pipeline through Morgan and Berkeley Counties.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Construction Stormwater Permit for Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline
January 31, 2018
The MXP natural gas pipeline as proposed will travel approximately 171 miles in West Virginia.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Construction Stormwater Permit For Atlantic Coast Pipeline
January 26, 2018
The permit, commonly referred to as the “Construction Stormwater Permit,” gives WVDEP wide ranging inspection and enforcement authority. ... Read More
State Agencies Award Nearly $100,000 in 2018 Stream Partners Grants
January 12, 2018
The 21 groups around the state will share $98,360 in grant funding.... Read More
Town of Bath Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
January 03, 2018
The site was developed as a railroad alignment before 1899, and was used for railroad ties storage until at least 1913.... Read More
WVDEP-REAP Awards 2018 Recycling Grants
December 28, 2017
Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grant Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1). ... Read More
WVDEP, WVDNR Collecting Christmas Trees For Recycling Jan. 6 at Capitol Market
December 21, 2017
Trees will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Market in Charleston. Any size tree will be accepted, provided that it is not an artificial tree.... Read More
WVDEP Announces Winning Photographers For 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar
December 12, 2017
The pictures were chosen from dozens of entries submitted by photographers from West Virginia and surrounding states.... Read More
WVDEP Holding Public Hearings for ACP Stormwater Permit; Announces Waiver of 401 Individual Certification
December 06, 2017
If approved, the pipeline construction stormwater permit would give WVDEP wide ranging inspection and enforcement authority over the project.... Read More
Wyoming County EDA Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application for Barkers Creek Industrial Park
November 21, 2017
The site is located at 651 Herndon Road in Bud and includes approximately 10.85 acres.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method For Former Gas Station Site in Logan County
November 21, 2017
The site is located at 7429 Jerry West Highway in Omar and includes approximately 1.46 acres.... Read More
WVDEP Posts Updated IEI Warehouse Inventory
November 16, 2017
Inventory was supplied by Intercontinental Export Import in response to WVDEP order.... Read More
Secretary Caperton's Letter to WVDEP Staff Regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline
November 13, 2017
WVDEP Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton sent this following letter to all staff this morning explaining the agency's decision on the Mountain Valley Pipeline.... Read More
2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar Now Available to Order
November 02, 2017
West Virginia’s Operation Wildflower beautification program is a joint effort between the WVDEP and the WVDOH.... Read More
WVDEP Announces Permit Adjustments for Mountain Valley Pipeline
November 01, 2017
State Stormwater Permit includes enhanced inspection and enforcement, stronger environmental guidelines for project.... Read More
WVDEP Issues Order to Intercontinental Export Import, Inc For Information on Warehouse Contents
October 26, 2017
The order, from the Environmental Enforcement (EE) section of the WVDEP’s Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM), also recounts the inspection of and enforcement action taken against the site since 2011.... Read More
WVDEP and ReStore Collecting Latex Paint For Recycling on Oct. 27
October 25, 2017
Last year, the WVDEP collected approximately 2,370 pounds of paint in its paint drive. ... Read More
Air Quality Sampling Results, Warehouse Inventory, Plan of Corrective Action Regarding Parkersburg Fire
December 04, 2017
The full air monitoring report is still being compiled and an updated version will be posted once those results are included.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Covered Electronic Device Recycling Grants
October 12, 2017
More than $96,000 will be shared among 11 counties.... Read More
WVDEP Conducting Compliance Seminars In Huntington and Bridgeport
October 11, 2017
Both events are designed to inform and guide participants to a better understanding of the required permits by the WVDEP and EPA for West Virginia businesses and manufacturers.... Read More
WVDEP Announces Clean County and Community Award Recipients, Environmental Teachers of the Year
October 11, 2017
Seven municipalities, four counties, and three teachers recognized by WVDEP.... Read More
Gov. Justice Joins WVDEP Secretary Caperton in Support of United Way Combined Campaign
September 21, 2017
Statewide program will benefit 14 United Way groups... Read More
WVDEP Online Applications Temporarily Taken Offline
September 15, 2017
The systems are expected to return to full functionality early next week.... Read More
WVDEP Saving State $42,000 Per Year With High Efficiency LED Bulbs
September 15, 2017
If the light bulbs are burned for 8 hours per day, five days per week, that means the bulbs will last approximately 20 years.... Read More
Registrations Being Accepted For Adopt-A-Highway Fall Cleanup
September 12, 2017
The Adopt-A-Highway program provides garbage bags, work gloves, and safety vests to volunteers.... Read More
Photo Entries Being Accepted For 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar
September 08, 2017
The deadline to enter a photo is Oct. 1.... Read More
West Virginia State Agencies Teaming Up To Raise Money for United Way
September 07, 2017
Nearly two dozen state agencies are teaming up with the United Way to encourage more state employees to donate to charities across West Virginia through a simple payroll deduction.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by WV DOT-DOH
September 07, 2017
The Heaters Substation has historically been used for the storage of road and highway maintenance materials and as a fueling station for state-owned vehicles.... Read More
WVDEP Collecting Data on Water Quality of Streams and Lakes
September 05, 2017
The Integrated Report is developed by the WVDEP and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency every two years as required in the federal Clean Water Act.... Read More
42nd Annual State Youth Environmental Conference Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
August 23, 2017
A limited number of scholarships, which cover the entire cost of the conference for participants and chaperones ($180 per person), are available on a first-come, first-served basis.... Read More
WVDEP Rules With Federal Counterparts
September 06, 2017
This is a spreadsheet of DEP's rules that have federal counterpart regulations, which are now out to public comment pursuant to W. Va. Code § 29A-3-20(a)(3).... Read More
WVDEP-REAP Tire Collections Set For Fall
August 21, 2017
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) is holding several tire collections across the state this fall.... Read More
BDC of the Northern Panhandle and Pietro Fiorentini USA, Inc Submit Voluntary Remediation Program Application
August 14, 2017
The site was historically used for surface coal mining until the mid-1960s when it was reclaimed.... Read More
Licensed Remediation Specialist Exam Set For Sept. 20 at WVDEP Headquarters
August 09, 2017
Certification is required for anyone submitting voluntary remediation and brownfields cleanup designs to the agency’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) for review.... Read More
Volunteers Needed for Great Kanawha River Clean Up On Sept. 9
August 09, 2017
Cleanup sites include Winfield Beach, St. Albans Roadside Park, the South Charleston boat ramp, and Kanawha Falls at Glen Ferris.... Read More
Wyoming County Economic Development Authority Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
August 04, 2017
The property was formerly used as a wood treatment facility, including wood pressure treatment methods, and for equipment storage associated with a general refuse removal company.... Read More
FMC Corporation Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
August 04, 2017
The site is currently residential property located at 110 Minor Avenue in Nitro and includes approximately 0.33 acres.... Read More
Grant Funding Available for Economic Development of Abandoned Mine Lands
September 05, 2017
The economic development projects must be located on or adjacent to mine sites that ceased operations prior to the signing of the Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) on August 3, 1977.... Read More
Vital Infrastructure Projects Receiving Loans Through Clean Water State Revolving Fund
August 02, 2017
The CWSRF program provides low interest loans for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities.... Read More
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
July 25, 2017
The site is located at 1628 Jackson Mill Road in Jane Lew and includes approximately 7.175 acres.... Read More
WVDEP Taking Public Comment on List of Impaired Waterways
July 21, 2017
An impaired water is a water body which fails to meet state water quality standards.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Exxon Mobil Corporation For Huntington Site
July 18, 2017
The site is located at 1413 Route 60 East in Huntington and includes approximately 0.586 acres.... Read More
Jefferson Orchards, Inc. Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
July 17, 2017
The site is located at 365 Granny Smith Lane in Kearneysville and includes approximately 80 acres.... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP Awards More Than $48,000 In Litter Control Grants
July 13, 2017
Funding for the litter control program is generated through Legislative Rule §22-15A-4; “For unlawful disposal of litter, the circuit clerk shall deposit 50% of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Set For August 5 at Lakeview
July 11, 2017
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers remove more than four million pounds of trash from state highways each year.... Read More
Hypar Machine Company Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
July 07, 2017
The site is located at 1 Commercial Avenue in Richwood and includes approximately 0.26 acres.... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP Collecting Tires Six Counties In July
July 07, 2017
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for the county in which the tire collection event is being held.... Read More
Public Hearings Set For Atlantic Coast Pipeline 401 Certification
July 05, 2017
State Water Quality Certification, as required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, has been requested of the WVDEP for Atlantic Coast Pipeline. ... Read More
WVDEP Offering Training on Natural Gas Electronic Permitting
June 26, 2017
The training session will be held Tuesday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at WVDEP headquarters in Charleston.... Read More
WVDEP Teaming With Competition Anglers To Clean Up Streams
June 19, 2017
Before catching fish during the Capital City Classic fishing competition on June 24, the WVDEP and Mountain State Kayak Anglers Association (MSKA) hope anglers will hook some litter. ... Read More
Junior Conservation Camp June 19-23 at Cedar Lakes
June 16, 2017
At camp students will learn fishing, canoeing, wilderness first aid, and other outdoors lessons.... Read More
WVDEP Presents Environmental Awards to Businesses, Groups, and Individuals From Across West Virginia
June 06, 2017
The City of Buckhannon was presented the Cabinet Secretary Award.... Read More
WVDEP-REAP Tire Collection Events Set In Eight Counties
June 02, 2017
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for the county in which the tire collection event is being held. ... Read More
WVDEP Holding Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards June 13
June 02, 2017
The meeting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at WVDEP headquarters in Kanawha City at 601 57th Street SE. ... Read More
WVDEP’s Division of Land Restoration Awarded $300,000 EPA Grant
May 31, 2017
WVDEP grants will fund assessment of brownfields in areas hit by 2016 floods.... Read More
WVDEP’s REAP Holding Tire Collections in May
May 04, 2017
Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for the county in which the tire collection event is being held.... Read More
“Be Air Aware” During National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 28, 2017
As the weather warms, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) reminds West Virginians to “Be Air Aware.”... Read More
WVDEP To Host 2017 Earth Day Celebration at The Clay Center
April 07, 2017
More than 300 students from across the region are expected to attend the event.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Statewide Spring Cleanup Set for April 29
April 06, 2017
To register, call 1-800-322-5530 or send an email to dep.aah@wv.gov.... Read More
WVDEP Issues 401 Permit For Mountain Valley Pipeline Project
March 28, 2017
Public hearings were held by WVDEP in Webster Springs, Hinton, and Clarksburg to receive comments on the 401 Certification, as well as the Storm Water Construction Permit and the Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit.... Read More
Imminent Harm Cessation Order Still In Effect Following Coal Slurry Leak in Boone County
March 24, 2017
At this time, all outfalls from the plant have been stopped and stockpiled coal is being moved out of the area to facilitate site clean up.... Read More
WVDEP Investigating Coal Slurry Leak in Boone County
March 23, 2017
An Imminent Harm Cessation Order (IHCO) has been issued for the Admiral Processing operation, an Alpha Natural Resources affiliate.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Merit Development, Inc
March 22, 2017
The site is located at 1620 Speedway Ave. in Fairmont and includes approximately 26 acres.... Read More
Bullet Holes In Tank Caused Leak In Kanawha County
March 20, 2017
There has been no fish kill observed and the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health has said there is believed to be no impact on drinking water after a leaking water treatment tank was reported this morning in eastern Kanawha County.... Read More
WVDEP Investigating Foam Visible on Spruce Fork
March 07, 2017
WVDEP’s initial investigation into the source is focusing on a Mingo-Logan Coal Company site near Blair, where a deep mine ventilation shaft is being drilled.... Read More
Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist Exam Set For March 29
March 01, 2017
The exam will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Marshall University Graduate College South Charleston.... Read More
No Apparent Impact on Drinking Water, Tests on Kanawha River Below Detectable Levels for MCHM
February 16, 2017
The two samples taken from the Kanawha River were below detectable levels for MCHM. ... Read More
CSX Transportation, Inc. Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
February 14, 2017
The site is located at 188 Gina Street (Lot 8 Diamond TR) in Mount Carbon and includes approximately 2.56 acres.... Read More
Jake Glance Named WVDEP Acting Public Information Officer
January 31, 2017
Glance has been with the WVDEP since March of 2015 as a Public Information Specialist.... Read More
Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority Delivers Annual Report Telling Recycling Success Story
January 31, 2017
The Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority delivered its annual report to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM) today, sharing a story of recycling success.... Read More
Edward Maguire II Named WVDEP Environmental Advocate
January 31, 2017
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton today announced that Edward Maguire II will serve as the agency’s Environmental Advocate.... Read More
Make It Shine Applications Available
January 26, 2017
This annual event is jointly sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways.... Read More
Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Hearing Information

To submit comments regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline permit, please email DEP.comments@wv.gov.... Read More
Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC) Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
January 23, 2017
The 200 acres west of State Route 2 have been operated by multiple owners for industrial uses, including the Wheeling Corrugating Company steel plant operations from 1910 until 2012.... Read More
Real Alloy Bens Run, LLC (Real Alloy) Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
January 23, 2017
The site was historically used for secondary aluminum recycling from 1989 through 2013.... Read More
Following Governor’s Lead, DEP Plans to Reduce Vehicle Fleet
January 20, 2017
The agency will be eliminating 35 vehicles.... Read More
DEP Reminds Large Water Users of Reporting Requirements
January 03, 2017
As of Jan. 1, 2015, the new reporting threshold became 300,000 gallons withdrawn from surface or groundwater sources in a 30-day period.... Read More
WVDEP, DNR Recycling Christmas Trees Into Fish Habitat
December 22, 2016
Trees will be collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Capitol Market in Charleston. Any size tree will be accepted, provided that it is a real tree.... Read More
Six AML “Pilot” Projects to Share $30 Million Funding Allocation
December 20, 2016
The funding was authorized by Congress and is being disbursed by the WVDEP's Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation.... Read More
2017 Roadsides in Bloom Calendars Available Now
December 20, 2016
This free calendar is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT).... Read More
WVDEP Recognizes Clean County, Clean Community Award Winners
December 19, 2016
For the second year in a row, Berkeley County has been selected as the 2016 Clean County award recipient.... Read More
DEP Energy Tree Kickoff Celebration Set for Friday
December 12, 2016
The celebration will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at DEP headquarters in Charleston. ... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council
December 09, 2016
The submission is to address environmental conditions through the Voluntary Remediation Program at the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council facility in Kanawha County. ... Read More
REAP Recycling Assistance Grants Awarded
December 06, 2016
Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries, and nonprofit organizations. ... Read More
WVDEP and Alpha Natural Resources Reach $15 Million Settlement
November 29, 2016
The agreement resolves a recently filed lawsuit in the Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy case.... Read More
Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards Set for Nov. 15
November 10, 2016
The public meeting will be held at WVDEP headquarters in Charleston at 601 57th Street SE. ... Read More
Mingo County tire collection scheduled Nov. 9

Tire collection scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.... Read More
Sustainable Travel Pilot Project Nearing Completion
October 24, 2016
The feedback received during the pilot, which runs through the end of the month, will be used to gauge interest in the program and enhance it – with a goal to initiate a full-scale launch in 2017.... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Ryder Truck Rental, Inc
October 12, 2016
The site is located at 2815 Fairlawn Avenue in Dunbar and includes approximately four acres.... Read More
DEP Approves 14 Applicants for Covered Electronic Devices Recycling Grants
October 11, 2016
Applicants have been approved for grants totaling $108,341.... Read More
Data Shows West Virginia Complies with New Ozone Standard
September 30, 2016
The WVDEP has recommended that the U.S. EPA designate the entire state as being in attainment with the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Exxon Mobil Corporation
September 28, 2016
The site is located on U.S. Route 60 and includes approximately 4.3 acres.... Read More
DEP and Tourism Announce Pilot of Sustainable Travel Program
September 27, 2016
The program will allow businesses to benchmark and promote their "green" efforts.... Read More
West Virginia Governor and DEP Announce $1 Million Grant to HRDF; Volunteer Cleanup Also Planned
September 23, 2016
The one-year, $1 million grant will benefit workers in Logan, Boone and Mingo counties impacted by the coal industry decline. They will be employed to clean trash and debris from the Guyandotte River Watershed.... Read More
DEP to Hold Public Meeting For Elk Valley Pet Crematorium
September 21, 2016
Elk Valley has proposed to construct and operate a small animal crematory at Elk Hills Memorial Park in Big Chimney.... Read More
Proper Septic System Care Stressed During SepticSmart Week
September 19, 2016
By properly maintaining your septic system, you can not only avoid costly repairs but can also prevent water pollution and risks to public health and the environment. Learn how with these tips from DEP.... Read More
River Cleanup Planned for Logan County
September 16, 2016
The cleanup is set for Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Three Mile Curve area, near Man.... Read More
Little Coal River Cleanup Set for Saturday
September 15, 2016
Saturday's cleanup is in the Julian area, starting at 10 a.m. To sign up, call or text 304-543-2606 or email TrashYourKayak@Suddenlink.net.... Read More
Reminder - Registrations Still Being Accepted for Sept. 24 Citizen Science Gathering
September 14, 2016
Registrations for the event will be taken through Sunday, Sept. 18. ... Read More
Water Festival Set For Sept. 14 at Marshall University
September 13, 2016
The event will be at Buskirk Field from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ... Read More
General Electric Company Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
September 13, 2016
The site was purchased by GE in 1942 from Hart Electric Company.... Read More
WVDEP Teaming with Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to Collect and Recycle Latex Paint
September 08, 2016
On Sept. 14, latex paint can be dropped off at the garage of the WVDEP headquarters at 601 57th Street SE in the Kanawha City area of Charleston from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by FMC Corporation
September 08, 2016
The site has been used for industrial operations including the manufacture and blending of hydrogen peroxide and disposal of fly ash in a permitted solid waste impoundment.... Read More
Citizen Science Gathering Set for Sept. 24 in Morgantown
September 02, 2016
Citizen science, or “citsci,” involves the collection of environmental data by concerned citizens.... Read More
WVDEP Accepting Photo Entries for Roadsides in Bloom Calendar
August 29, 2016
The deadline to enter photos in the contest is Oct. 1, 2016. The contest is a joint project of the WVDEP and West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT). ... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Fall Cleanup Scheduled For Sept. 24
August 25, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is accepting registrations for the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. ... Read More
WVDEP’s Mobile Aquarium Provides Glimpse Into West Virginia’s Underwater World
August 25, 2016
The mobile aquarium display in Grafton is part of the Three Fork Creek survey conducted by the DEP’s Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation to repair acid mine drainage.... Read More
State Youth Environmental Conference Full of Fun and Learning
August 23, 2016
The 41st annual event, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is scheduled for Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. A limited number of scholarships are provided.... Read More
Pleasants County tire cleanup scheduled August 27
August 17, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Pleasants County of old tires.... Read More
Date Set for Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist Exam
August 16, 2016
Certification is required for anyone submitting voluntary remediation and brownfields cleanup designs to the agency’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) for review.... Read More
Tire cleanup set for Hardy County on August 27
August 15, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Hardy County of old tires.... Read More
Boone County tire cleanup August 20
August 09, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Boone County of old tires.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Honored in Raleigh County
August 09, 2016
Adopt-A-Highway is administered by the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) group. ... Read More
Volunteers Needed For Annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup
August 04, 2016
The Great Kanawha River Cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.... Read More
WVDEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Cowper Company LLC
August 04, 2016
The site is located at Route 58 West in Anmoore and includes approximately 7.75 acres.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers To Be Honored Aug. 6 in Raleigh County
August 03, 2016
The celebration will include the presentation of the Annual Adopt-A-Highway Awards and announcement of the 2016 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year.... Read More
WVDEP To Host Public Hearing on Division of Air Quality Proposed Legislative Rules
July 26, 2016
Oral and written comments will be limited to the proposed revisions and will be made a part of the rulemaking record. ... Read More
We All Can Take Steps to Reduce Air Pollution During Ozone Season and Year Round
July 25, 2016
Some simple ways to reduce your impact on air pollution include reducing vehicle idling, keeping your car tires properly inflated and turning up your AC.... Read More
Public Hearings Set for Division of Land Restoration Proposed Rules
July 18, 2016
The hearings will be held at 6 p.m. in the Coopers Rock Training Room at DEP headquarters in Charleston.... Read More
Nearly $66,000 in REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded
July 15, 2016
The 24 organizations – solid waste authorities, county commissions, and municipalities – were approved for grants totaling $65,662.23. ... Read More
WVDEP and Alpha Natural Resources Finalize $325 Million Agreement to Fund Mine Reclamation
July 13, 2016
The agreement has been approved in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, which also confirmed Alpha's bankruptcy plan.... Read More
State sponsoring several tire collection events in July
July 07, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting several tire collections in July throughout West Virginia to help rid the Mountain State’s landscape of unsightly old tires. ... Read More
Monongalia tire collection set for July 9
July 06, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Monongalia County of old tires.... Read More
DEP Coordinating With State, Local and Federal Agencies on Flood Response Efforts
June 27, 2016
DEP efforts include working with emergency officials on the separation of hazardous waste from other debris; inspections of dams and wastewater treatment facilities; and issuing waivers to landfills accepting flood debris.... Read More
Water Quality Standards Public Hearing Set for Aug. 9
June 24, 2016
This rule establishes requirements governing standards of surface water quality for the waters of the state. ... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Exxon Mobil Environmental Services Company
June 16, 2016
The plan will address environmental conditions at the former Exxon 9497 in Kanawha County. The cleanup will be conducted through the Voluntary Remediation Program. ... Read More
DEP Reaches Agreement in Principle with Alpha Natural Resources
June 09, 2016
The $300 million-plus agreement, which remains subject to a number of contingencies, will pave the way for the bonding and reclaiming of all Alpha’s legacy liability sites in West Virginia.... Read More
Tire collection coming to Point Pleasant
June 08, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Mason County of old tires. ... Read More
Lincoln County tire collection scheduled June 4
May 27, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Lincoln County of old tires. ... Read More
West Virginia Communities and WVDEP Receive Brownfields Grants; WVDEP’s Grant will Capitalize Revolving Loan Fund
May 25, 2016
All loan and grant recipients will be required to enroll in the DEP’s Voluntary Remediation Program to ensure that cleanups are conducted in a way that is protective of human health and the environment.... Read More
2016 Environmental Awards Presented at WVDEP Headquarters
May 16, 2016
The 19 organizations, which come from 14 counties, were honored in categories ranging from Clean Energy and Water Conservation to Land Revitalization and Sewage Treatment.... Read More
Public Comment Period on Mountain Valley Pipeline 401 Water Quality Certification Extended
May 13, 2016
Public hearings on the proposed certification will be scheduled. Details will be announced once those plans are finalized.... Read More
Covered Electronic Devices Again Being Accepted at West Virginia Landfills
May 11, 2016
CED’s include items like televisions with cathode ray tubes and old computer monitors.... Read More
Dominion Transmission Inc. Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
May 06, 2016
The site is located in Camden and includes approximately 2.5 acres. The property has operated as a natural gas compressor station since the early 1900’s.... Read More
REAP collecting tires in Calhoun County
May 04, 2016
A tire collection to help rid Calhoun County of old tires is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Cabot Recycling in Grantsville... Read More
Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards Set for May 11
May 02, 2016
The focus of this quarterly meeting will be on changes to be proposed by DEP to West Virginia’s WQS rule (47 CSR 2) for the 2017 Triennial Review.... Read More
“Show How You Care About the Air” During National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 29, 2016
DEP is teaming up with other groups to educate the public about air quality during National Air Quality Awareness Week, May 2-6.... Read More
Wirt County tire collection scheduled for April 30
April 22, 2016
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Wirt County Recycling Center in Elizabeth. ... Read More
State Conservation Camp Marks 75 years
April 22, 2016
The 2016 camp is scheduled June 13-18 at Camp Caesar, near Cowen in Webster County.... Read More
Clean Power Plan Feasibility Study Submitted to Legislature
April 21, 2016
The report looks at the feasibility of developing a state plan for the regulation of emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in order to comply with the requirements in the U.S. EPA’s 111(d) rule.... Read More
Public Hearing Set for Proposed Permit Renewal for Raleigh County UIC
April 15, 2016
An April 20 public hearing will be held at Liberty High School in Raleigh County from 6 to 8 p.m. on a permit renewal application for a UIC in Trap Hill.... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Chevron Environmental Management Company
April 12, 2016
The plan is to address environmental conditions through the DEP’s Voluntary Remediation Program at Chevron Facility #204779 in Fayette County.... Read More
West Virginia Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup Scheduled for April 30
April 08, 2016
The Adopt-A-Highway program is a partnership between the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways (WVDOH). ... Read More
State-Junior-Conservation-Camp-Scholarships-Still-Available-
April 04, 2016
Scholarships are still available for West Virginia Junior Conservation Camp.... Read More
Cabell County tire collection set for April 9
April 04, 2016
Milton is hosting a tire collection on Saturday, April 9.... Read More
WVDEP Employees Lead Stormwater Retrofit Training Session in Romney
February 23, 2016
The goal was to follow up on a 2011 retrofit workshop where the Center for Watershed Protection worked with local staff to discover and analyze opportunities to slow down rainwater runoff, soak it in, and treat it with special soil mixes and vegetation. ... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by BDC of the Northern Panhandle
March 23, 2016
The submission is to address environmental conditions through the Voluntary Remediation Program at the former Taylor, Smith, and Taylor (TS&T) pottery manufacturing facility in Hancock County.... Read More
DEP, WVU Extension Office Teaming Up to Host Environmental Compliance Seminars
March 21, 2016
Each of the three seminars will focus on a different area related to WVDEP permitting and enforcement. The seminars are designed to help attendees learn about what they need to do to stay in compliance.... Read More
Ongoing Tire Recycling Starting in Brooke County
March 15, 2016
Brooke County residents will be able to bring their unwanted tires to the recycling center next to the animal shelter off Route 2 between Beech Bottom and Windsor Heights beginning March 25.... Read More
Pilot Project Under Way In Hancock County to Allow for Ongoing Tire Recycling
March 08, 2016
This ongoing tire collection is a first for the DEP. At this time, it is open only to Hancock County residents.... Read More
DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Mountain Valley Pipeline Air Quality Permit
March 04, 2016
Mountain Valley has proposed to construct and operate a natural gas compressor station near Meadow Bridge in Fayette County.... Read More
Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist Exam Set for March 30
March 01, 2016
Certification is required for anyone submitting voluntary remediation and brownfields cleanup designs to the agency’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) for review.... Read More
Stream Partners Program Awards More Than $104,000 in Grants
March 01, 2016
Since its inception, the SPP has awarded more than $2 million in grant funding.... Read More
Wayne County tire collection set for March 18
March 01, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Wayne County of old tires.... Read More
Deadline Approaching for Large Quantity Water Users to Report 2015 Water Use
February 29, 2016
March 31 is the deadline for large quantity water users to report water withdrawals from West Virginia surface or groundwater sources to the WVDEP.... Read More
State Junior Conservation Camp Scholarships Available
February 22, 2016
A limited number of scholarships are available for the 36th annual West Virginia Junior Conservation Camp, scheduled June 20-24 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley.... Read More
Applications available for annual Make It Shine Cleanup
January 20, 2016
The 2016 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup is scheduled for the first two weeks of April.... Read More
WVDEP Reminds Tank Owners of AST Registration and Spill Prevention and Response Plan Requirements
January 11, 2016
The West Virginia DEP is reminding owners of aboveground storage tanks of the requirements related to registering tanks and submitting spill prevention and response plans or acceptable equivalent plans. ... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
January 11, 2016
The site is located at County Route 19/33 (B Street) in Spelter and includes approximately 114.3 acres. ... Read More
West Virginia DEP Leading Environmental Compliance and Permitting Workshop Feb. 10

The seminar at the Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston is designed to inform and guide participants to a better understanding of permits that are required by the DEP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).... Read More
Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards Set for Jan. 27
January 06, 2016
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Standards Program will hold the first quarterly meeting of 2016 on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.... Read More
DEP and DNR Teaming Up for Christmas Tree Recycling Event Jan. 2 at Capitol Market
December 22, 2015
Trees will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Market in Charleston.... Read More
2016 “Roadsides in Bloom” Calendar Now Available; Cover Photo Taken in Mineral County
December 11, 2015
The photos featured in the calendar were submitted by photographers from across West Virginia for a contest co-sponsored by DEP and the Division of Highways. ... Read More
WVDEP Awards $2.2 Million in Recycling Grants
December 09, 2015
The grants were presented during a ceremony at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters.... Read More
WVDEP and Alpha Natural Resources Reach Agreement Related to Self-Bonded Mine Reclamation Obligations
December 08, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has entered into a consent order with Alpha Natural Resources related to the bankrupt coal company's self-bonded mining reclamation obligations.... Read More
Soil Excavation to Begin at Freedom Industries Spill Site
December 04, 2015
Excavation of soil contaminated by the 2014 Freedom Industries spill is scheduled to begin Dec. 7. The environmental contractor, Core Environmental Services, plans to remove up to 10,000 tons of soil.... Read More
DEP Approves Voluntary Remediation Cleanup Plan for Former Speedway in Charleston

The site was operated as a retail gasoline station. Initial site investigation began in 1988. In December 1992, the site’s three 12,000-gallon underground storage tanks (USTs) and associated piping were removed. ... Read More
DEP To Light “Energy Tree” On December 3
November 25, 2015
The display will allow attendees to provide the power, via a hand crank, to light up a traditional 100-bulb incandescent tree and then an 800-plus light, 35-foot tall LED tree, draped to the side of the DEP building.... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Trimodal Terminal LP
November 20, 2015
WVDEP has approved a cleanup method submitted by Trimodal Terminal L.P. to address environmental conditions through the Voluntary Remediation Program at Trimodal Terminal in Brooke County.... Read More
Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards Set for November 17
November 04, 2015
The DEP's Water Quality Standards (WQS) Program Quarterly Meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the DEP headquarters.... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by the Town of Webster Springs
November 02, 2015
The former Webster Springs Railroad Depot was a railroad freight and passenger depot for the old Western Maryland Railroad. A sawmill had also operated on a portion of the site.... Read More
Standard Land Company, LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
November 02, 2015
The site is located on Millville Road in Harpers Ferry and includes approximately 92 acres. The site was used for dolomite mining and associated production from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. ... Read More
DEP Presents Clean Community, Clean County Awards
October 29, 2015
Seven West Virginia communities and two counties went above and beyond in their cleanup and beautification efforts.... Read More
Clean Power Plan Comments and Information for Study Sought
October 16, 2015
WVDEP is accepting public comments and information through the end of the year for use in its Clean Power Plan feasibility study.... Read More
DEP Accepting Latex Paint for Recycling on Oct. 23
October 07, 2015
The paint dropped off will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam (counties) to be recycled.... Read More
DEP Approves 23 Applicants for Covered Electronic Device Recycling Grants

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved more than $177,000 in grant funding to 23 applicants for the Covered Electronic Device (CED) Recycling Program.... Read More
WVDEP, Patriot Coal Reach Agreement
October 06, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has reached an agreement with Patriot Coal Corporation that will set aside more than $50 million for the coal company’s environmental cleanup responsibilities. ... Read More
Volunteers Needed for Big Coal River Tire Cleanup
September 29, 2015
Volunteers are being sought to help clean up tires from the Big Coal River Oct. 5, 6 and 7 near Alum Creek. ... Read More
Tire Collection Set for Oct. 3 at Jackson County Fairgrounds

Tires can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each person, with a valid West Virginia ID, can bring up to 10 tires.... Read More
Another WVDEP Success Story - Eastern Panhandle Stream Being Brought “Back to Life”
September 24, 2015
Abram Creek in the Eastern Panhandle is coming "back to life" following five years of acid mine drainage treatment.... Read More
Annual Adopt-A-Highway Fall Cleanup is Sept. 26
September 24, 2015
The enormously popular Adopt-A-Highway program, which began in 1988, helps ensure that thousands of miles of roads are free of litter.... Read More
Reminder - DEP Collecting Water Quality Data for Report
September 23, 2015
The West Virginia DEP wants to remind the public that it is collecting submissions of water quality data on the state's streams and lakes. The information is for the 2016 Integrated Report, which includes the 303(d) list of impaired streams. ... Read More
National Pollution Prevention Week is a Great Time to Learn How to Reduce Your Environmental Impact
September 21, 2015
In recognition of National Pollution Prevention Week this week, Sept. 21-27, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging residents to learn how to prevent pollution at home, work and school. ... Read More
Homeowners Encouraged to Learn About Proper Septic System Care During SepticSmart Week
September 21, 2015
This week is the U.S. EPA's third annual SepticSmart Week and DEP is encouraging homeowners to learn to care for their septic systems.... Read More
West Virginia Schools Receive Grants for Green Apple Day of Service Sustainability Projects
September 17, 2015
The projects will kick off on or about Sept. 26 – which is Green Apple Day of Service. ... Read More
2015 Water Festival Set For Sept. 17 at Carnifex Ferry State Park
September 14, 2015
More than 300 elementary school children will converge at Carnifex Ferry State Park on September 17, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to participate in the annual Nicholas County Water Festival.... Read More
Greenbrier County tire collection scheduled for Sept. 19
September 14, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Greenbrier County of old tires. ... Read More
DEP’s Water Quality Standards Program Accepting Comments
September 02, 2015
The West Virginia DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management is accepting recommendations for revisions to Legislative Rule 47CSR2, “Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards.” ... Read More
Water Festivals to Highlight Importance of Clean Water
September 01, 2015
The Charleston Water Festival is scheduled for Sept. 3 at the State Capitol Complex and the Marshall University Water Festival is scheduled for Sept. 17 in Huntington. ... Read More
2015 Fayette County Water Festival Set For Sept. 10
August 31, 2015
More than 300 elementary school children are expected to converge on Fayette County Park on Sept. 10 to participate in the fifth annual Fayette County Water Festival.... Read More
“Roadsides in Bloom” Photo Calendar Entries Now Being Accepted
August 24, 2015
Twelve winners will be selected to represent the months of the year. A grand prize winner will be chosen to appear on the calendar cover. ... Read More
DEP Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist Exam Set For September 16
August 17, 2015
The next examination for licensed remediation specialist certification will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 16, 2015 at Marshall University Graduate College – South Charleston Campus.... Read More
Annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup Set for September 5
August 13, 2015
The 26th annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.... Read More
Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards Set For Aug. 25
August 12, 2015
During the public meeting, DEP staff will accept suggestions for criteria changes and additions as part of the upcoming triennial review for West Virginia’s Water Quality Standards Rule.... Read More
Procter And Gamble Manufacturing Company Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
August 04, 2015
The approximately 458-acre site is located at 396 Development Drive in Inwood and is comprised primarily of former farmland and woodland owned by P&G.... Read More
Brixmor GA Moundsville LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
July 31, 2015
The DEP Office of Environmental Remediation has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application submitted by Brixmor GA Moundsville LLC to address environmental conditions at the Moundsville Plaza.... Read More
Merit Development Inc. Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
July 24, 2015
Merit Development Inc. has submitted a Voluntary Remediation Program application to cleanup up a portion of the former Owens Illinois Plant No. 3.... Read More
The Standard at Morgantown, LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
July 23, 2015
The site was historically used for automobile sales and service and as a vocational school, gasoline service stations, and a building supplies warehouse.... Read More
DEP Announces More Than $71,000 In Litter Control Grants
July 14, 2015
There were 28 individual applicants approved for amounts totaling $71,676.79.... Read More
Water Quality Standards Public Hearing Scheduled for July 21
July 14, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a public hearing July 21 at 6 p.m. on its proposed revisions to Legislative Rule 47CSR2, “Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards.” ... Read More
DEP Reminds Public of Changes Related to Reporting Water Use
July 09, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection wants to remind the public about new requirements related to large water withdrawals from surface or groundwater sources. ... Read More
DEP Collecting Water Quality Data for Report
July 08, 2015
The West Virginia DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management is compiling water quality data on the state's streams and lakes for the 2016 Integrated Report and is asking anyone who has such data to please submit it.... Read More
Federal Grants Awarded to DEP, West Virginia Communities for Assessment and Cleanup of Brownfields
July 07, 2015
A brownfield site is a piece of property that the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.... Read More
Remember to Keep Red, White and Blue Celebrations Green
July 02, 2015
While celebrating over the Fourth of July, remember to keep your red, white and blue events "green."... Read More
DEP Completes Study of Impact of Drill Waste From Natural Gas Well Sites Disposed of in Landfills
July 02, 2015
The report was submitted July 1 to the West Virginia Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on Water Resources and the Legislature's Joint Committee on Government and Finance.... Read More
Public Hearings Scheduled to Take Comments on Proposed Legislative Rule Revisions
July 01, 2015
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.... Read More
DEP’s NonPoint Source Program Now Called Watershed Improvement Branch
July 01, 2015
The West Virginia DEP’s Nonpoint Source Program has changed its name to better reflect what it’s all about. The program is now called the Watershed Improvement Branch (WIB).... Read More
Commercial Liability Partners WV, LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
June 26, 2015
The site, located at 1 Grace Street, Middleway, WV, includes approximately 259 acres.... Read More
20th Annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Set for August 1 at Canaan Valley
June 26, 2015
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers remove over four million pounds of trash from state highways each year.... Read More
DEP announces 2015 Environmental Excellence winners
June 25, 2015
The awards are presented to those who share in the DEP’s mission of promoting a healthy environment and practice environmental stewardship. ... Read More
Don’t Be In Violation of AST Act - Get Tanks Labeled Now
June 18, 2015
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Owners and operators of aboveground storage tanks are encouraged to immediately begin labeling their tanks in order to comply with the requirements of the new Aboveground Storage Tank Act, passed by the state Legislature on March 14. ... Read More
Ohio River Sweep Scheduled for June 20
June 12, 2015
Volunteers in 10 West Virginia counties are gearing up for the 27th annual Ohio River Sweep, scheduled for June 20. The massive cleanup is organized by ORSANCO, with help from environmental protection and natural resource agencies.... Read More
Important Deadline Approaching for AST Owners
June 09, 2015
July 1 is the deadline for all tanks meeting the aboveground storage tank definition to be registered with DEP. Modifications to existing registrations also need to be completed by then to ensure accurate invoicing.... Read More
Cessation Order in Effect for Surface Mine Near Kanawha State Forest; Mine Operator Blocked From New Permitting Nationwide
June 05, 2015
The West Virginia DEP has issued a failure to abate cessation order for the K.D. No. 2 surface mine adjacent to Kanawha State Forest following a series of violations at the site in the 13 months since the permit was issued.... Read More
Tire collection set for June 6 in Spencer
June 01, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Roane County of old tires... Read More
Calhoun County tire collection set for Saturday, May 30
May 26, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a local tire collection event to rid the county of old tires... Read More
WVDEP Terminates Agreement with OSM in Development of Draft EIS of Stream Protection Rule
May 20, 2015
The WVDEP is terminating its cooperating agency status agreement with the federal OSM in the preparation of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on proposed revisions to the federal Stream Protection Rule.... Read More
DEP Human Resources Announces New Facebook Page
May 19, 2015
The WV DEP HR page will be used to share job opportunities for job seekers within the agency and those outside DEP. ... Read More
State Recognizes Youth for Outstanding Environmental Contributions
May 19, 2015
Youth groups, schools and individuals from across the state received awards totaling more than $15,000 during the 52nd annual West Virginia Youth Environmental Day at North Bend State Park. ... Read More
Nicholas County tire collection scheduled for Saturday
May 13, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Nicholas County to rid the county of old tires. ... Read More
Junior Conservation Camp Scholarships Available; Campers Learn Valuable Environmental Lessons, Useful Outdoor Skills
May 08, 2015
The camp, being held June 15-19, is open to West Virginia children ages 11 to 14 and includes activities designed to teach participants about forestry, wildlife, archery, recycling, hunter safety and fishing, canoeing and other outdoor activities.... Read More
DEP’s Massive Mobile Aquarium Makes Its Debut This Weekend at Charleston Fishing Tournament
May 06, 2015
The aquarium - which weighs more than 25,000 pounds when full - features a chiller to keep the water cool even on the hottest days, two-inch-thick reinforced glass walls, and a net covering to prevent the fish from jumping out. ... Read More
Freedom Voluntary Remediation Program Documents Now Available Online
May 05, 2015
Because of the public interest in the cleanup of the Freedom Industries site, documents related to the company’s participation in the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Voluntary Remediation Program are being made available online. ... Read More
West Virginia DEP Leading Environmental Compliance and Permitting Workshop June 10
May 05, 2015
Leading the workshop is Dr. Terry Polen, DEP ombudsman. Other subjects being addressed at the seminar are regulations for used oil, the oil and gas permitting process, and toxic release reporting procedures. ... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for May 9 in Wyoming County
April 29, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Wyoming County of old tires.... Read More
Dye Testing in Omar Area of Logan County Complete; DEP Determines Flooding in Yards is not AML Project
April 28, 2015
Based on water quality analysis and two rounds of dye testing conducted over the last four years, the flooding experienced by Omar residents after precipitation events is most likely the result of improper drainage in that area. ... Read More
Learn About Reducing Air Pollution During National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 27, 2015
In recognition of National Air Quality Awareness Week this week, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is working to educate the public on how to lessen our contribution to air pollution.... Read More
Work Continues to Extinguish Underground Mine Fire in Marion County

Temperatures of the underground fire are hotter than 600 degrees in some areas, heating the rock to the point that workers walking across the excavated material have complained of melting boot soles.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Saturday in Point Pleasant
April 20, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Mason County of old tires. ... Read More
DEP Rain Barrel Workshops Highlight Stormwater Education
April 16, 2015
The Rain Barrel Workshops, being held in partnership between the DEP’s Nonpoint Source Program and the City of Charleston’s Stormwater Department, will show how easy it is to install a rain barrel. ... Read More
State accepting applications for Junior Conservation Camp
April 10, 2015
Applications are being accepted for the 35th annual camp, scheduled June 15-19 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, Jackson County. ... Read More
DEP Conducting Dye Testing in Logan County to Try to Determine Source of Water Flooding Residents’ Yards
April 10, 2015
The non-toxic dye being used is bright red, and residents of the Omar area along state Route 44 should not be alarmed if they see it in local creeks. ... Read More
DEP Closely Monitoring Underground Mine Water Levels Near Hughes Creek
April 09, 2015
Substantial rainfall over the last month has contributed to fluctuations in the underground water levels, resulting in water occasionally seeping out of the Hugheston Mining Complex and into the yards of nearby residents.... Read More
Discharge From Old Mine That Turned Rocks Orange is Under Control
April 06, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has been receiving reports from Cheat River boaters noticing orange rocks at the mouth of Muddy Creek and wants to assure the public that the situation is under control.... Read More
Voluntary Remediation Agreement Signed With Freedom Industries
March 31, 2015
A Voluntary Remediation Agreement has been finalized between the West Virginia DEP and the restructuring team for Freedom Industries to clean up the site of the 2014 crude MCHM spill through the DEP’s Voluntary Remediation Program. ... Read More
Public Meeting on Water Quality Standards Set For April 7
March 26, 2015
The public meeting will be held at DEP headquarters in Charleston at 601 57th Street SE. ... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup Set For April 25
March 24, 2015
Co-sponsored by the DEP and the state Division of Highways, the Adopt-A-Highway program is administered by the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP).... Read More
Freedom Industries Negotiating with DEP to Enter Voluntary Remediation Program; Public Meeting Set for March 24
March 20, 2015
Freedom Industries is negotiating with the West Virginia DEP's Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) to enter the agency’s Voluntary Remediation Program to address environmental conditions at the site of the 2014 crude MCHM spill. ... Read More
Public-Hearing Rescheduled-and-Comment-Period-Extended-on-Proposed-Permit-Renewals-for-Danny-Webb-UIC-Facility
March 16, 2015
A public hearing on two permit renewal applications for the Danny Webb UIC facility in Fayette County has been rescheduled for April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oak Hill High School. Comments will be taken at the hearing and in writing through May 1.... Read More
Lincoln County tire collection scheduled for March 21
March 16, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Lincoln County of old tires. ... Read More
Hughes Creek-Area Families Returning Home; Drilling Planned
March 14, 2015
Eastern Kanawha County families who voluntarily evacuated their homes last night when water discharging from a Hughes Creek-area mine significantly increased have started returning to their homes now that conditions have stabilized. ... Read More
Hughes Creek Area Under Voluntary Evacuation Due to Possibility of Mine Blowout
March 13, 2015
Out of an abundance of caution, emergency officials have called for a voluntary evacuation of the Hughes Creek community in eastern Kanawha County because of the possibility of a blowout from an old mine.... Read More
Dye Testing Being Conducted in Hughes Creek-Area Streams
March 13, 2015
Members of the public who see discolored water in Sugar Camp Branch or Hughes Creek should not be alarmed.... Read More
Reminder - Public Meeting Being Held Monday on Draft Air Quality Natural Gas General Permit
March 12, 2015
A public meeting on the West Virginia Division of Air Quality’s proposed Class II General Permit G80-A is scheduled for March 16. The meeting is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters.... Read More
Wirt tire collection scheduled for March 14
March 06, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a tire collection to rid Wirt County of old tires. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 14, at the Wirt Recycling Center in Elizabeth. ... Read More
UPDATE 13 AND FINAL - WEST VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT RESPONSE
February 28, 2015
Response teams with the West Virginia Train Derailment Response Unified Command continue to make progress restoring the environment at the site of the Feb. 16 incident. The response team is transitioning from an emergency phase to a restoration phase. ... Read More
UPDATE 12 - WEST VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT RESPONSE
February 26, 2015
Teams with the West Virginia Train Derailment Response Unified Command restored the tracks and reopened the railway for commerce Thursday afternoon. ... Read More
Rusty Joins Appointed DEP Homeland Security Emergency Response Chief
February 26, 2015
Rusty Joins has been appointed Homeland Security Emergency Response chief for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. ... Read More
UPDATE 11 - WEST VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT RESPONSE
February 25, 2015
Response teams with the West Virginia Train Derailment Response Unified Command completed soil excavation around the derailment site Wednesday morning. ... Read More
Cabell County tire collection set for March 7
February 25, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program, the City of Milton and the Cabell County Commission are hosting a local tire collection event to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
UPDATE 10 - WEST VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT RESPONSE
February 24, 2015
Response teams with the West Virginia Train Derailment Response Unified Command have started removing the impacted soil around the derailment site. Once complete, they will begin laying a new rail bed in order to rebuild the CSX railroad tracks.... Read More
UPDATE 9 - WEST VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT RESPONSE
February 23, 2015
The Unified Command for the West Virginia Train Derailment Response continues to make progress restoring the environment and repairing the rail transportation system.... Read More
Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist exam set for March
February 23, 2015
The Department of Environmental Protection is announcing that the next examination for licensed remediation specialist certification is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on March 25, 2015.... Read More
UPDATE 8 - WEST VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT RESPONSE
February 22, 2015
Progress continues with restoring the environment and repairing the rail transportation system after last week's train derailment. A small amount of oil entered the Kanawha River Sunday but water monitoring has confirmed no impact on drinking water. ... Read More
Update 7 - WV Train Derailment Response
February 21, 2015
MONTGOMERY, W. Va. — Response teams with the West Virginia Train Derailment continue their progress assisting the community, restoring the environment and repairing the rail transportation system on Saturday. ... Read More
UPDATE 6 - WEST VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT RESPONSE
February 20, 2015
Response teams with the West Virginia Train Derailment continue to serve the community, and the continual restoration, recovery and clean-up operations at the site, Friday. ... Read More
Update 5 - West Virginia Train Derailment Response
February 20, 2015
This site will now be the primary source for updated news releases regarding the West Virginia Train Derailment Response. ... Read More
REMINDER ON SAFETY PROTOCOL FOR STATE HIGHWAY 61
February 20, 2015
The Unified Command reminds drivers that one lane of W.Va. State Highway 61 is still closed. Individuals should not use this lane as it is part of the active construction site.... Read More
UPDATE 4 - RESIDENTS IN ADENA VILLAGE AND MOUNT CARBON ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME
February 20, 2015
Residents evacuated from Adena Village and Mount Carbon are now allowed to return home, with the exception of those residents living in five homes immediately adjacent to the site. ... Read More
Public Hearing on Proposed Permit Renewals for Danny Webb UIC Facility Postponed Due to Harsh Weather Conditions
February 18, 2015
A public hearing on two permit renewal applications for an underground injection control (UIC) facility in Fayette County that was scheduled for Feb. 19 in Oak Hill has been postponed due to weather conditions. ... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by ExxonMobil Corporation
February 11, 2015
The WVDEP has approved a cleanup method submitted by ExxonMobil Corporation to address environmental conditions through the Voluntary Remediation Program at Exxon Clarksburg... Read More
Wayne County tire collection set for Feb. 28
February 11, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Wayne County to rid the county of old tires. ... Read More
DEP Submits AST Rule Fee Proposal
February 06, 2015
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has submitted a proposal for the Aboveground Storage Tank Program. The public comment period runs through March 10, and a public hearing will be held that evening at 6 p.m. at DEP headquarters.... Read More
Make It Shine Cleanup Set for April, Registration Deadline is Feb. 28
January 30, 2015
Applications are available for the 2015 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. The cleanup takes place April 6-19, and the registration deadline for those who wish to participate is Feb. 28. ... Read More
DEP to Host and Live Stream Meeting to Discuss New Air Quality General Permit for Natural Gas Activities
January 21, 2015
A rollout meeting is planned for Feb. 5 to release the draft of the West Virginia Division of Air Quality’s new air quality general permit for natural gas activities. ... Read More
New Public Hearing Scheduled and Comment Period Extended on Proposed Permit Renewals for Danny Webb UIC Facility
January 16, 2015
A public hearing on two permit renewal applications for an underground injection control (UIC) facility near Lochgelly in Fayette County has been rescheduled for Feb. 19.... Read More
Public Hearing Postponed on Danny Webb UIC Permit Applications
January 07, 2015
Due to the inclement weather conditions in the Oak Hill area, the Jan. 7 public hearing on the Danny Webb UIC permit applications will be rescheduled. ... Read More
WVDEP, WVDNR Hosting Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event
December 22, 2014
The West Virginia DEP and DNR will host their 10th annual Christmas tree recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Capitol Market in downtown Charleston. ... Read More
Fifth Edition of State of the Environment Report Available
December 18, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released the fifth edition of its State of the Environment Report. The report, issued every three years, highlights data and trends pertaining to West Virginia’s environment. ... Read More
Thirty Recipients Benefit From Recycling Grants
December 16, 2014
Thirty recipients were awarded grants today worth $1.8 million through the REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
DEP Announces Changes Related to Reporting Water Use
December 09, 2014
The state Water Resources Protection and Management Act was amended in 2014 to include a lower reporting threshold and a requirement that monthly data be collected.... Read More
Public Hearing and Comment Period Set on Proposed Permit Renewals for Danny Webb UIC Facility
December 09, 2014
The WVDEP will host a Jan. 7 public hearing to take comments on Danny Webb Construction's applications for the renewal of two UIC permits. The hearing will be held at Oak Hill High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Written comments will also be accepted. ... Read More
DEP Hosting “Energy Tree” Lighting Event on Dec. 4
November 25, 2014
The WVDEP is hosting an event from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at its Charleston headquarters to showcase its holiday "energy tree" display. ... Read More
Bankruptcy Court Awards West Virginia DEP $2.7 Million
November 21, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has been awarded $2.7 million by a federal bankruptcy court to address reclamation of an abandoned coal mine in Fayette County.... Read More
DEP and WVU Industrial Extension Service Sponsor Environmental Compliance and Permitting Seminar in Wheeling
November 21, 2014
A Dec. 18 seminar designed to inform businesses and organizations about state and federal environmental regulations will be held at Cabela's in Wheeling. ... Read More
Re-Fashion Show scheduled for Saturday at Town Center
November 19, 2014
Those with a flair for fashion creativity, with a recycling twist, will display their talents this Saturday when the Charleston Town Center Mall hosts the 12th annual West Virginia Re-Fashion Show. ... Read More
DEP Approves Cleanup Method Submitted by Union Carbide Corporation
November 10, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved a cleanup method submitted by Union Carbide Corporation to address environmental conditions through the Voluntary Remediation Program at the former Kelly Field Site in Kanawha County.... Read More
Public Hearing Set on North Mountain Shale NPDES Draft Permit
November 10, 2014
A public hearing has been set to hear comments on an NPDES permit modification sought by North Mountain Shale of Martinsburg. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Musselman High School.... Read More
DEP to Collect Leftover Latex Paint for Habitat for Humanity
October 21, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is collecting leftover latex paint to donate to the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam County ReStore.... Read More
Litter Control, Solid Waste Management conference set for Oct. 19-21
October 16, 2014
A three-day conference focusing on recycling, re-use and sustainability is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19, through Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in downtown Huntington. ... Read More
DEP approves 30 applicants for FY2015 CED recycling grants
October 15, 2014
Thirty applicants have been approved for grants totaling $183,416 in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced. ... Read More
DEP Continues to Guide Tank Owners Through AST Registration Requirements

To date, nearly 50,000 tank registrations have been submitted to the West Virginia DEP. Also, the agency has added another segment, on financial assurance, to the rough draft of the emergency rule for the Aboveground Storage Tank Program.... Read More
Public Hearing Thursday on AST Program Interpretive Rule

The West Virginia DEP will conduct a public hearing at its headquarters Thursday, Oct. 9, starting at 6:30 p.m., on the three-and-a-half-page draft interpretive rule for the Aboveground Storage Tank Program. ... Read More
WVDEP to Host Informational Session in Martinsburg to Educate Public About AST Program
September 30, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting an informational session in Martinsburg this week to educate the public about the new Aboveground Storage Tank Program.... Read More
EPA Approves Changes to DEP Water Quality Standards Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed its triennial review of West Virginia’s water quality standards.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Braxton County on Oct. 4
September 24, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Braxton County of old tires.... Read More
WVDEP Invites Stakeholders to Working Meeting to Discuss Proposed AST Program Rule

The West Virginia DEP is inviting stakeholders in the Aboveground Storage Tank rulemaking process to a working meeting on Oct. 1 at the Charleston Civic Center. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to last most of the day.... Read More
Schools Receive Funding for Green Apple Sustainability Projects

Eleven sustainability-conscious schools throughout the state have received funding for Green Apple Day of Service projects, which will take place Sept. 26 and Sept. 27.... Read More
In Recognition of SepticSmart Week, WVDEP and EPA Encourage Homeowners to Care for Septic Systems

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in promoting the federal agency’s second annual SepticSmart Week, which is Sept. 22-26.... Read More
West Virginia DEP Seeks Public Input on AST Rule

The West Virginia DEP has released a rough draft of the Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Program emergency rule to get feedback from the public on ways to make it as thorough and effective as possible. ... Read More
West Virginia DEP and WVU Sponsor Environmental Compliance and Permitting Seminar

A seminar designed to inform businesses and organizations about state and federal environmental regulations will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 in Martinsburg. The Holiday Inn, located at 301 Foxcroft Ave., will host the seminar.... Read More
West Virginia DEP Joins Twitter

The Department of Environmental Protection is now on Twitter! DEP plans to use the social media site to share news and information with the public. ... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Spencer on Sept. 20
September 20, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Roane County of old tires. ... Read More
DEP Taking Public Comments on Interpretive Rule, Reminds Tank Owners of Oct. 1 Registration Deadline

As the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) takes comments on a proposed interpretive rule detailing its Aboveground Storage Tank Program requirements, the agency reminds tank owners of the Oct. 1 registration deadline. ... Read More
Great Kanawha River Cleanup in 25th year
September 02, 2014
The 25th annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 6. ... Read More
DEP to Host Open House and Building Celebration Sept. 9
September 03, 2014
The agency is celebrating 10 years in its building and inviting the public to tour the facility to learn more about its sustainability features. ... Read More
Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise, LLC (ASCENT) Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application from Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC (ASCENT).... Read More
The Ohio River Terminals Company LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Appli

The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application submitted by The Ohio River Terminals Company LLC. ... Read More
Public hearing scheduled for solid waste permit application

A public hearing is set on an application for a non-disposal, solid waste resource recovery permit for a facility near Martinsburg. The hearing is 6 p.m., Aug. 25, at Spring Mills High School in Martinsburg. ... Read More
State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1
August 20, 2014
Those wishing to submit entries for the 12th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1. The contest is sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation. ... Read More
DEP to stream second day of Surface Mine Board hearing live

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to live stream the second day of the Surface Mine Board’s hearing regarding the appeal of Keystone Industries’ KD No. 2 mine permit. The hearing this Wednesday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ... Read More
Aboveground Storage Tank Program deadlines looming

With less than two months to go before the Oct. 1 registration deadline, tank owners are reminded of the importance of registering their aboveground storage tanks with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). ... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Beckley on Sept. 6
August 07, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Raleigh County of old tires. ... Read More
DEP to stream Surface Mine Board hearing live

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to live stream the Aug. 11 Surface Mine Board’s hearing regarding the appeal of Keystone Industries KD No. 2 mine permit over its “Environment Matters” YouTube channel and Google+ page.... Read More
West Virginia American Water working through Voluntary Remediation Program to clean up former junkyard
August 05, 2014
West Virginia American Water has negotiated a Voluntary Remediation Agreement (VRA) with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to address potential environmental conditions at the former Capital City Junk site in Charleston. ... Read More
Agency accepting oral comments on Solid Waste rule proposal
July 29, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will accept oral comments on a proposed revision to the state’s Solid Waste Management Rule.... Read More
REAP Litter Control Grants awarded for fiscal year 2015
July 24, 2014
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman recently announced the recipients of the DEP’s REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Litter Control Matching Grants.... Read More
Hearings scheduled on proposed Legislative rule revisions
July 22, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, this week, will conduct public hearings for a number of the agency’s proposed 2015 Legislative Rule revisions. Hearings will take place at DEP headquarters in Charleston, 601 57th St. S.E. ... Read More
DEP urges tank owners with registration questions to come forward

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is urging tank owners with questions about registration to come forward so they can get their registrations submitted in time.... Read More
Freedom site tank demo gets under way
July 15, 2014
Tank demolition at the site of the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries spill is under way and will last two to four weeks – barring no major weather delays. ... Read More
Volunteers remove more than 300 tons of litter during spring cleanups
July 14, 2014
Litter cleanups sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation removed more than 600,000 pounds of trash from West Virginia’s landscape this spring. ... Read More
State to honor Adopt-A-Highway volunteers on Aug. 2
July 09, 2014
The West Virginia departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation will host the 18th annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 2 at Snowshoe Resort in Pocahontas County. ... Read More
Water quality standards public hearing scheduled July 1
June 27, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water and Waste Management will conduct a public hearing July 1 on its proposal to revise Legislative Rule 47CSR2, “Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards.” ... Read More
New DEP Division of Air Quality director appointed
June 24, 2014
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman has appointed William “Fred” Durham director of the Division of Air Quality (DAQ), effective July 1. ... Read More
A second stormwater overflow discovered at Freedom Industries spill site
June 13, 2014
Freedom Industries failed for a second straight day to prevent a stormwater collection trench overflow at the MCHM spill site along the Elk River, forcing the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) again to intervene. ... Read More
Freedom Industries cited for two violations in relation to stormwater overflow
June 13, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued two Notices of Violation (NOVs) today to Freedom Industries following the overflow of a stormwater collection trench.... Read More
McGinnis Investment Corp. working to cleanup site
June 13, 2014
McGinnis Investment Corp. has negotiated a Voluntary Remediation Agreement (VRA) with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental conditions at the McGinnis Property in Cabell County. ... Read More
Pennzoil Quaker State cleanup method approved

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved a cleanup method from Pennzoil Quaker State Co., doing business as SOPUS Products, for the former Shell Downs Station in Marion County. ... Read More
Second round of testing of overflow water from Freedom site shows no traces of MCHM
June 13, 2014
Results from a second set of test samples on water analyzed following an overflow of stormwater at the Freedom Industries spill site into the Elk River have come back showing non-detectable levels of MCHM. ... Read More
Water overflows containment at Freedom Industries site
June 12, 2014
The WVDEP has inspectors at the site of the Freedom Industries spill following the overflow of a storm water collection trench, which resulted in a small but undetermined amount of water spilling into the Elk River. ... Read More
Freedom tank demolition expected to commence before month’s end
June 12, 2014
Demolition of the steel tanks at the Freedom Industries tank farm, the source of the Jan. 9 crude MCHM spill that contaminated the drinking water supply for approximately 300,000 West Virginians, is expected to begin before month’s end. ... Read More
WVDEP issues fines to Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant
June 11, 2014
Patriot Coal Corporation’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant will pay a total of $72,245 in penalties stemming from a Feb. 11 slurry spill at the facility near Winifrede, in Eastern Kanawha County. ... Read More
WVDEP opens aboveground storage tank registration period
June 10, 2014
As part of its work to implement a new Aboveground Storage Tank Regulatory Program, the WVDEP today opened the registration period for tank owners to submit information required for a statewide inventory.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Ripley on June 7
June 02, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the Jackson County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a local tire collection to rid Jackson County of old tires. ... Read More
WVDEP Environmental Advocate appointed
June 02, 2014
The WVDEP will have a new, but familiar, environmental advocate to give citizens a voice within the agency.... Read More
State Conservation Camp set for 73rd year; accepting registrations
May 30, 2014
The award-winning West Virginia State Conservation Camp is accepting registrations for the 2014 camp, scheduled for June 9-14 at Camp Caesar near Cowen in Webster County. Young people, ages 14-18, are eligible to register. ... Read More
Alternate location proposed for mine air shaft near Tygart Lake
May 29, 2014
After hearing concerns from area residents and park visitors about its initial application, a mine owner requesting approval to construct a ventilation shaft near Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton has proposed an alternate location. ... Read More
WVDEP announces Environmental Excellence winners
May 28, 2014
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented 21 Environmental Awards of Excellence today during a ceremony at DEP headquarters in Charleston. ... Read More
WVDEP receives $200,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant
May 28, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of Land Restoration is pleased to announce that the agency has been awarded a $200,000 Brownfields Petroleum Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) agency. ... Read More
WVDEP asks tank owners to secure Electronic Submission System (ESS) access prior to opening of tank registration period
May 28, 2014
In preparation for the aboveground storage tank registration process, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking tank owners to take steps to help streamline the process. ... Read More
WVDEP Youth Environmental Program recognizes award winners
May 27, 2014
Youth groups and individuals from around the state received awards totaling more than $15,000 during the recent West Virginia Youth Environmental Day at North Bend State Park in Cairo. ... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Calhoun County on May 31
May 20, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program has organized a tire collection to rid Calhoun County of old tires. ... Read More
DEP’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund reaches new milestone
May 19, 2014
The WVDEP Clean Water State Revolving Fund reached a new milestone recently when it passed the $1 billon mark in low-interest loans made to state municipalities and public service districts for wastewater treatment and collection system projects. ... Read More
Workshops to focus on energy efficiency for public, private buildings
May 12, 2014
Four workshops that focus on energy efficiency best practices for commercial and government buildings are scheduled throughout the state this spring and summer... Read More
Workshops to focus on industrial energy efficiency
May 12, 2014
Six workshops that focus on industrial energy efficiency best practices are scheduled throughout the state this spring and summer. ... Read More
DEP requests additional information related to mine air shaft proposed near Tygart Lake
May 07, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of Mining and Reclamation has asked for additional information related to a coal mine owner’s application to construct a ventilation shaft near Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton. ... Read More
Tire collection set for Lincoln County on May 10
May 06, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a tire collection to rid Lincoln County of old tires. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 10, at Old County Farm, located on Mud River Road in Hamlin. ... Read More
WVDEP hosting public meeting on proposed water quality improvement plans for Mon River Watershed
May 05, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a public meeting to discuss proposed water quality improvement plans in the main stem of the Monongahela River and a tributary of Deckers Creek.... Read More
WVDEP conducting public meeting on proposed water quality improvement plans for Hughes River
May 05, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a public meeting to discuss proposed water quality improvement plans for the Hughes River in the Little Kanawha River Watershed.... Read More
DEP issues mining permit for surface mining operation located near state forest
May 01, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Mining and Reclamation today issued a permit (S-3006-09) to Keystone Industries for a surface mining operation on a nearly 414-acre tract of land near Kanawha State Forest. ... Read More
Public meeting set for Antero compressor station permit applications
May 01, 2014
A public meeting is scheduled to provide information regarding Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation’s air quality permit applications for two compressor stations.... Read More
National Air Quality Awareness Week meant to educate public about ways we all affect air quality
April 30, 2014
The week of April 28 to May 2 has been designated as National Air Quality Awareness Week. ... Read More
Mason County tire collection scheduled for May 3
April 30, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a tire collection to rid Mason County of old tires. ... Read More
WVDEP seeking public input through May 15 on tank rules draft
April 25, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking public input on what should be included in the rules related to how aboveground storage tanks are regulated. ... Read More
WVDEP conducting public meeting on water quality standards
April 21, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Water Quality Standards Program will conduct a public meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at WVDEP headquarters in Charleston. ... Read More
Freedom Industries submits site remediation plan
April 14, 2014
Freedom Industries has submitted to the state Department of Environmental Protection its remediation plan to address environmental conditions at the company’s Charleston storage tank facility. ... Read More
WVDEP, WVU sponsoring environmental permitting and compliance seminar
April 11, 2014
A seminar designed to help West Virginia businesses and organizations better understand state and federal environmental regulations and the consequences of non-compliance is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on May 21, in Barboursville.... Read More
WVDEP sponsoring Dam Safety workshop
April 10, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Dam Safety Program is sponsoring a one-day workshop for dam owners and monitors on Thursday, May 8, at North Bend State Park in Cairo, Ritchie County. ... Read More
Wirt County tire collection set for April 5
April 03, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a tire collection to rid Wirt County of old tires. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 5, at the Wirt Recycling Center in Elizabeth. ... Read More
WVDEP issues air quality Notice of Violation to Jay-Bee Oil and Gas
April 02, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Quality has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to Jay-Bee Oil & Gas Inc. for operating storage tanks on its Lisby Well Pad without the proper permits. ... Read More
Secondary test results support theory that white foam was naturally occurring
March 28, 2014
A second set of water samples on a white foam substance spotted in the Elk River in the Charleston area tested negative today for any harmful materials. ... Read More
Initial tests reveal no harmful substances in white foam found on Elk River
March 27, 2014
No harmful materials or unnatural odors were detected in water samples from the Elk River collected by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and tested by the National Guard Civil Support Team today.... Read More
WVDEP investigating foam on Elk River
March 27, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is investigating the origins of a foam substance floating on the Elk River upstream of West Virginia American Water’s Kanawha Valley Water Treatment Plant.... Read More
Pennzoil-Quaker State cleaning up Bluefield site
March 27, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is working with Pennzoil-Quaker State to address environmental conditions at the former Texaco Lubricant facility in Bluefield. ... Read More
WVDEP issues Notices of Violation to Diversified Services
March 14, 2014
Two Notices of Violation (NOV) have been issued to Diversified Services in connection with the trucking company’s spill at its headquarters near St. Albans.... Read More
WVDEP Division of Air Quality responds to landfill odor complaints
March 13, 2014
Inspectors from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) responded to “licorice” odor complaints on Wednesday, March 12, regarding the Disposal Services Inc. (DSI) landfill on Route 34 in Hurricane. ... Read More
Freedom Industries submits first phase of tank plan
March 12, 2014
Freedom Industries has submitted the first phase of the Tank Decommission Plan for its Charleston facility, site of the Jan. 9 chemical spill of MCHM into the Elk River. ... Read More
State government employees not to report on Monday, March 3
March 03, 2014
Due to ice and snow accumulations as well as potentially hazardous travel conditions, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has closed state government agencies today, Monday, March 3, 2014... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Milton, Cabell County, on March 8
February 25, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection event to rid Cabell County of old tires. ... Read More
Licensed environmental remediation specialist exam set
February 21, 2014
The state Department of Environmental Protection is announcing the next examination for licensed remediation specialist certification is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on March 26, at the Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston. ... Read More
Tire collection scheduled March 1 for Wayne County
February 20, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection event to rid Wayne County of old tires. ... Read More
Second Notice of Violation issued to Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant
February 20, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued another Notice of Violation (NOV) to Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant. ... Read More
Kanawha Eagle Order modified to Notice of Violation
February 19, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has modified an Imminent Harm Cessation Order, issued to Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant following last week’s slurry spill, to a Notice of Violation (NOV). ... Read More
Slurry spill test results show non-detect levels for MCHM
February 13, 2014
Water sampling test results from Tuesday’s slurry spill at Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant near Winifrede show non-detect levels of MCHM.... Read More
Division of Mining informal conference postponed
February 13, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Division of Mining and Reclamation has postponed an informal conference scheduled for 6 p.m. today (Feb. 13) at Marsh Fork Elementary... Read More
Investigation, cleanup continues in coal slurry spill
February 12, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is continuing its investigation and overseeing the cleanup of a coal slurry spill that occurred in the early morning hours of Feb. 11 at Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant near Winifrede. ... Read More
DEP Investigates Coal Slurry Spill in Kanawha County
February 11, 2014
Inspectors with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection are on the scene of a coal slurry spill in eastern Kanawha County. ... Read More
Freedom Industries beginning process of moving materials from Poca Blending
February 04, 2014
Freedom Industries has begun the process of transferring from its Poca Blending facility in Nitro MCHM and other chemical spill-related materials that are being stored at the facility and on adjacent property being leased by Freedom. ... Read More
Statement from Dr. Letitia Tierney, Commissioner for the State Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer
January 29, 2014
Scott Simonton’s presentation to the West Virginia Joint Legislative Committee today is totally unfounded and does not speak to the health and safety of West Virginians. ... Read More
Freedom revises spill estimate
January 27, 2014
Freedom Industries has revised its estimate to approximately 10,000 gallons as the amount of Crude MCHM/PPH blend that leaked from a storage tank at its Elk River facility in Charleston on Jan. 9. ... Read More
2014 Make It Shine applications available
January 27, 2014
Applications are now available for the 2014 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. The annual event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways. ... Read More
Gov. Tomblin orders Freedom to dismantle and remove tanks
January 25, 2014
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered Freedom Industries to begin, by March 15, 2014, the process of dismantling, removing and properly disposing of all of its above ground storage tanks at its Etowah River Terminal in Charleston. ... Read More
Freedom verifies two chemicals (Crude MCHM, PPH) in tank
January 22, 2014
Freedom Industries told the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection today that the tank that leaked materials into the Elk River from the company’s Ettowah Terminal on Jan. 9 contained two chemicals – Crude MCHM and PPH. ... Read More
WVDEP issues Order to Freedom Industries to disclose materials
January 22, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, this morning, ordered Freedom Industries to disclose, by this afternoon, all materials spilled during a release from one of its storage tanks at its Elk River Ettowah Terminal on Jan. 9. ... Read More
Freedom Industries ordered to empty remaining tanks
January 10, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM) is requiring Freedom Industries Inc. to remove the contents in the 11 remaining above-ground storage tanks at its Etowah Terminal in Charleston.... Read More
Cease Operations Order Issued to Freedom Industries

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water and Waste Management has issued a Cease Operations Order to Freedom Industries ... Read More
Cease Operations Order issued for well pad in Tyler County
January 08, 2014
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas (OOG) has issued a Notice of Violation, as well as a Cease Operations Order, to Jay-Bee Oil & Gas in connection with the company’s Lisby gas well pad in Tyler County. ... Read More
State agencies collecting live Christmas trees for recycling
December 20, 2013
Your Christmas tree can continue to serve a useful purpose well after its lights and ornaments have been removed and stored away until next year. ... Read More
2014 REAP Recycling Assistance Grants awarded
December 05, 2013
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman awarded grants worth $2 million to 40 recipients today through the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Recycling Assistance Grants program. ... Read More
DEP Energy Tree on display through Jan. 6
December 03, 2013
Considering new lights for your tree this holiday season? If you are, or you’re just curious about LED (light-emitting diodes) lights, stop by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) headquarters.... Read More
Final cleanup method approved for former Chevron site
December 02, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved a final cleanup method to address environmental conditions at the former Chevron facility, located on U.S. Route 60 in Huntington. ... Read More
Dominion Transmission working with WVDEP on compressor site
November 27, 2013
The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application from Dominion Transmission, Inc. to address environmental conditions at the Jones Compressor Station in Gilmer County. ... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway program removes 700,000 pounds of litter
November 21, 2013
More than 700,000 pounds of litter was removed from West Virginia’s public roads and highways, thanks to volunteer efforts this spring and fall as part of the state’s Adopt-A-Highway cleanup program.... Read More
West Virginia hands out Clean Community Awards
November 19, 2013
The DEP’s Make It Shine Program has awarded Clean Community Awards to New Cumberland, the Village of Beech Bottom, Alderson and Fayetteville. ... Read More
Electronics recycling event scheduled for Nov. 23
November 18, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a free electronics recycling event for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the DEP headquarters building in Charleston.... Read More
2014 Roadsides in Bloom calendar now available to order
November 01, 2013
Nature lovers looking to get a head start on holiday shopping can begin by ordering an Operation Wildflower 2014 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar from the state Department of Environmental Protection. ... Read More
WVDEP approves final cleanup plan for Brooke County property
October 23, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has approved a final cleanup method submitted by Beazer East, Inc. to address environmental conditions at the Hooverson Heights site in Brooke County. ... Read More
E3 West Virginia conducting Charter Signing Ceremony
October 18, 2013
E3 West Virginia (Economy, Energy and Environment in West Virginia) will conduct a Charter Signing Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the state Department of Environmental Protection headquarters in Charleston. ... Read More
Three Fork Creek project recognized on national level
September 27, 2013
A West Virginia Abandoned Mine Lands Program project that restored life to Three Fork Creek in Preston and Taylor counties has been recognized on the national level. ... Read More
DEP approves 26 applications for FY2014 recycling grants
September 27, 2013
Twenty-six applicants have been approved for grant amounts totaling $154,030 in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced. ... Read More
Philips Electronics cleaning up Marion County site
September 19, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved a final cleanup method submitted by Philips Electronics North America Corp. to address environmental conditions at the former cullet pile site in Marion County. ... Read More
Town of Addison working with DEP on old railroad depot
September 18, 2013
The WVDEP’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application from the Town of Addison in Webster County to address environmental conditions at the Webster Springs Railroad Depot. ... Read More
National Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 15-21
September 16, 2013
In conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week, Sept 15-21, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is offering 40 easy things West Virginians can do to better the environment. ... Read More
Barbour County residents can dispose of old tires
September 16, 2013
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Barbour County Fairgrounds in Philippi. ... Read More
Beckley tire collection slated for Sept. 21
September 16, 2013
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Beckley Walmart on Eisenhower Drive. ... Read More
State announces grant opportunities for water pollution projects
September 16, 2013
The state Division of Water and Waste Management’s Nonpoint Source Program is issuing an announcement of Additional Grant Opportunity (AGO) for proposals that focus on nonpoint source pollution issues. ... Read More
Youth Environmental Conference scheduled Oct. 4-6

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s annual Youth Environmental Conference is scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the Flatwoods Days Hotel and Conference Center. ... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Sept. 28 in Braxton County
September 12, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Braxton County of old tires. ... Read More
Greenbrier County tire collection set for Rainelle
September 06, 2013
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the National Guard Armory.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled Sept. 14 for Hancock County
September 06, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program will host a tire collection in Hancock County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Volunteers needed for Great Kanawha River Cleanup
September 04, 2013
The 24th annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14. ... Read More
Gilmer County residents can dispose of old tires
September 04, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Gilmer County to rid the county of old tires. ... Read More
Tire collection for Nicholas County set for Sept. 7
September 04, 2013
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at West Virginia Tire Disposal on Route 39 in Enon. ... Read More
ACS working to address environmental conditions at Marmet site
August 30, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has accepted an application submitted by American Chemical Services Co. (ACS) to participate in the agency’s Voluntary Remediation Program. ... Read More
Comment period extended on Mon River Watershed draft TMDLs
August 28, 2013
By request, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is extending the comment period through Sept. 16, 2013, on the draft Total Maximum Daily Loads in the Monongahela River Watershed. ... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Ripley on Sept. 7
August 27, 2013
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the athletic fields on Miller Drive in Ripley. ... Read More
Exam set for licensed remediation specialist certification
August 27, 2013
An examination for licensed remediation specialist certification is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston.... Read More
Calendar photo contest entries due Oct. 1
August 21, 2013
Those wishing to submit entries for the 11th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1, 2013. ... Read More
Tire collection Saturday in Marion County
August 19, 2013
The collection is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Palatine Park in Fairmont. ... Read More
Pennzoil-Quaker State cleanup plan approved for Calhoun site
August 13, 2013
State environmental regulators have approved a cleanup method from Pennzoil-Quaker State Co., doing business as SOPUS Products, for the former Shell Cain Station on Route 12 near Richardson, Calhoun County. ... Read More
DEP lifts Cease Operations order against Antero
August 09, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted two Cease Operations orders issued to Antero following a fire that occurred July 7, allowing the company to resume activities on the Ruddy Alt pad in Doddridge County. ... Read More
Draft TMDLs for Mon River out for comment
August 09, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announces a comment period and public meeting on draft Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for impaired streams in the Monongahela River Watershed. ... Read More
Doddridge tire collection Aug. 17
August 07, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Doddridge County to rid the county of old tires. ... Read More
Final cleanup method approved for former Rich Oil station site
August 07, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved a final cleanup method to address environmental conditions at the former Rich Oil Station on Ohio River Road in Huntington. The site is currently vacant.... Read More
FY2014 Litter Control Grants Awarded
July 30, 2013
There were 26 individual applicants approved for amounts totaling $63,195.... Read More
Dam owner education workshop Aug. 8
July 29, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Dam Safety Program is sponsoring a one-day workshop for dam owners and monitors on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Mountain Lake Club near Charles Town. ... Read More
WVDEP issues Cease Operations Order to Antero
July 12, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas has issued a Cease Operations Order to Antero Resources in connection with the company’s Ruddy Alt gas well pad in Doddridge County. ... Read More
West Virginians turn out in record numbers for spring cleanups
July 12, 2013
More West Virginians than ever volunteered this spring to help make the Mountain State shine.... Read More
Final cleanup method approved for Marmet property
July 03, 2013
State environmental regulators have approved a final cleanup method from Robert L. Pack for the former West Virginia Wood Preserving facility in Marmet.... Read More
WVDEP’s Watershed Assessment Branch accepting water quality data for report
June 25, 2013
The Division of Water and Waste Management’s Watershed Assessment Branch is accepting water quality data that has been gathered from state streams by individuals, groups or agencies from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013.... Read More
Free workshop on financing stormwater management
June 25, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is offering a free workshop called Financing Your Stormwater Management Program for elected officials and personnel who work with municipal stormwater management.... Read More
State approves environmental cleanup method for Pineville site
June 14, 2013
State environmental regulators have approved a final cleanup method from Chevron Products Company for .25 acres of property located across from the former Rich Oil station, along Route 10 in Pineville. ... Read More
Company working to clean up former Mathew Brothers Plant site
June 14, 2013
Cowper Company, LLC has negotiated a voluntary remediation agreement with state environmental regulators to clean up the former Mathew Brothers Bulk Plant site, located on Route 58 West in Anmoore, Harrison County. ... Read More
Spencer tire collection set for June 22
June 14, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Roane County of old tires. ... Read More
Ohio River Sweep scheduled June 15
June 11, 2013
Thousands of volunteers from West Virginia are expected to participate in the annual Ohio River Sweep, scheduled for Saturday, June 15. ... Read More
50th Youth Day awards more than $15,000 to young West Virginians
June 07, 2013
Youth groups and individuals from around the state received awards totaling more than $15,000 during the recent West Virginia Youth Environmental Day at North Bend State Park in Cairo. ... Read More
FMC Corp. submits cleanup application to DEP
June 05, 2013
State environmental regulators have accepted an application from FMC Corp. to clean up the former FMC Peroxide Plant and fly ash basin at 3200 MacCorkle Ave., in South Charleston.... Read More
DEP approves cleanup plan for former Fostoria Glass site
June 03, 2013
The state Department of Environmental Protection has approved a cleanup method submitted by GAB Enterprises and the City of Moundsville for the former Fostoria Glass site, located at 1200 First St., in Moundsville.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for June 8 in Mason County
May 31, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Mason County of old tires.... Read More
DEP announces Environmental Excellence winners
May 29, 2013
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented 24 Environmental Awards of Excellence today during a ceremony at DEP headquarters in Charleston.... Read More
State Conservation Camp ready for 72nd season
May 24, 2013
The award-winning West Virginia State Conservation Camp is accepting registrations for the 2013 camp, scheduled June 10-15 at Camp Caesar near Cowen in Webster County. Young people, ages 14-18, are eligible to register.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Bluefield
May 23, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a tire collection to rid Mercer County of old tires.... Read More
Rob Rice named chief of WVDEP’s AML program
May 14, 2013
Rob Rice has been appointed to the position of Chief of the Abandoned Mine Lands & Reclamation Program with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
Tire collection set for Calhoun County
May 09, 2013
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Cabot Station Recycling Center, located on Route 5 near Grantsville.... Read More
Public hearing scheduled for Underground Injection Control Well Permit Renewal
May 03, 2013
The WVDEP's Office of Oil and Gas is having a public hearing to take comments on the application for a renewal of an Underground Injection Control Permit by Danny E. Webb Construction, of Lochgelly, W.Va.... Read More
WVDEP sponsoring dam owner education workshop
May 03, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Dam Safety Program is sponsoring a one-day workshop for dam owners and monitors on Saturday, May 11, at Pipestem Resort State Park.... Read More
West Virginia hosting Volunteer Monitoring Conference
May 02, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting the Mid-Atlantic Region Volunteer Monitoring Conference June 7-8 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown.... Read More
Public meeting scheduled to discuss Meadow River TMDL
April 30, 2013
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., on May 14 at City Hall in Rainelle. The building is located at 201 Kanawha Ave., in Rainelle.... Read More
Comment period extended for draft Air Quality General Permit
April 25, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality has extended the public comment period for the Class II General Permit G70-A until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17.... Read More
DEP to discuss Warm Springs, Rockymarsh runs
April 25, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting public meetings to discuss proposed water quality improvement plans for Warm Springs Run and Rockymarsh Run in the Potomac River Watershed.... Read More
WVDEP conducting public meeting on water quality standards
April 18, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Standards Program will conduct a public meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, April 24, at WVDEP headquarters in Charleston.... Read More
Earth Day celebration at Clay Center set for Friday, April 19
April 18, 2013
Hundreds of elementary school students from five counties are expected to take part in this year’s Earth Day celebration at the Clay Center in downtown Charleston.... Read More
Workshops focus on managing environmental impacts
April 11, 2013
Organizations from across the state can learn more about “sustainability” and other ways to improve their social, economic and environmental performance during two identical two-day Sustainability Workshops.... Read More
State Junior Conservation Camp set for June 17-21
April 11, 2013
Applications are being accepted for the 33rd annual state Junior Conservation Camp, scheduled June 17-21 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley.... Read More
Youth Day celebrates 50th year
April 10, 2013
Saturday, May 18 will mark the 50th Anniversary of Youth Environmental Day, which is a day set aside each year for youth groups from around the state to gather at North Bend State Park to be recognized for their efforts to promote a healthy environment.... Read More
Clay County property enters cleanup program
April 02, 2013
Pennzoil Quaker State Co., (dba Shell Oil Products) is working with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to remediate property along State Route 36, near Wallback in Clay County.... Read More
Plans in place to remediate Benwood property
April 02, 2013
DBMFI, LLC is working with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to remediate property located at 207 Marshall St. in Benwood.... Read More
Sustainable Schools Summit postponed
March 25, 2013
The Sustainable Schools West Virginia Summit, scheduled for April 28-29 at the Ramada Inn in Charleston, is being postponed until the fall.... Read More
WVDEP accepting Adopt-A-Highway registration
March 19, 2013
The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, April 27 Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup. Volunteers have until Friday, April 12 to register.... Read More
Wirt County tire collection scheduled for March 23
March 12, 2013
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Elizabeth Recycling Center on Route 14, across from Sportsman’s Park.... Read More
Company working to clean up, develop former Union Carbide Site
March 11, 2013
Eureka Hunter Pipeline, LLC has negotiated a voluntary remediation agreement with the WVDEP to address environmental conditions at the former Union Carbide Industrial Gas Plant site, located south of Pine Grove in Wetzel County.... Read More
DEP Office of Oil and Gas takes action against Noble Energy
March 08, 2013
Seven notices of violation and two orders to Noble Energy issued for an incident in which a centralized storage impoundment overflowed into a tributary of Wheeling Creek.... Read More
Seminar to explain federal and state clean air regulations
March 07, 2013
An Air Quality General Permitting and Compliance Seminar, designed to help West Virginia businesses and manufacturers better understand state and federal clean air regulations, is scheduled for April 15.... Read More
Licensed remediation specialist certification scheduled
March 01, 2013
An examination for licensed remediation specialist certification is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston.... Read More
Job Announcement Chief of the Office of AML&R
March 01, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is looking for a proven leader to head up the Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation (AML&R) in their Charleston, West Virginia Headquarters.... Read More
DEP continues work to improve water quality on Little Coal River
February 28, 2013
The river continues to benefit from the strong commitment of state agencies, environmental groups, businesses and concerned citizens to improve its water quality, fish habitat and recreational opportunities.... Read More
Lincoln County tire collection March 9
February 28, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Lincoln County of old tires.... Read More
Tire collection set for Saturday in Milton
February 25, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is sponsoring a local tire collection to rid Cabell County of old tires.... Read More
Company working to cleanup former automobile dealership
February 14, 2013
47D3, LLC, a subsidiary of Oldacre McDonald, has submitted an application to participate in a voluntary environmental cleanup under the state Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act.... Read More
Wayne County tire collection slated for Feb. 23
February 13, 2013
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring a tire collection in Wayne County to help rid the area of old tires.... Read More
DEP to conduct public hearing on proposed emergency rule
February 13, 2013
The WVDEP’s Division of Water and Waste Management will conduct a public hearing and comment period on its proposed emergency rule to revise Legislative Rule 47CSR2, “Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards.”... Read More
Sustainable Schools Summit scheduled for April 28-29
February 08, 2013
Registration is open for the second Sustainable Schools West Virginia Summit, scheduled for April 28-29 at the Ramada Inn in Charleston.... Read More
Girls Scouts working with DEP on future site
February 07, 2013
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council has negotiated a Voluntary Remediation Agreement with the WVDEP to address environmental conditions at a site in Charleston that will serve as its future headquarters.... Read More
Guidance document offers different approaches to address stormwater runoff
February 01, 2013
The WVDEP will soon release a guidance document to assist West Virginia MS4 communities in designing alternative pollution-control programs for development projects that can’t meet on-site stormwater runoff requirements.... Read More
Pennzoil-Quaker State working to clean up Bluefield site
January 22, 2013
Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. has negotiated a voluntary remediation agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up the former Texaco Lubricant Facility property, located at 1500 Bluefield Ave., in Bluefield.... Read More
West Virginia 2013 Make It Shine applications available
January 09, 2013
Volunteers have until March 1 to register with the state Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
State agencies collecting Christmas Trees for recycling
December 27, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and state Division of Natural Resources will collect live Christmas Trees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Capitol Market in downtown Charleston.... Read More
Technical assistance mini-grants available
December 21, 2012
West Virginia communities interested in advancing their sustainability goals can apply for mini-grants offered through the Sustainability Institute at Bridgemont Community and Technical College and the West Virginia Sustainable Comunitites (WVSC) program.... Read More
West Virginia hands out Clean Community and Clean County awards
December 06, 2012
Four West Virginia communities that went above and beyond in their efforts to beautify and clean up their respective towns have been recognized by the state Department of Environmental Protection for environmental stewardship in 2012.... Read More
State issuing new stormwater management guide
December 04, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has a new tool to help communities reduce the impacts of polluted stormwater on the state’s streams and rivers.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Dec. 8 in Braxton County
November 28, 2012
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Kenton Meadows Field in Gassaway.... Read More
Operation Wildflower 2013 calendar available
November 27, 2012
West Virginians already looking forward to the sights of spring and summer can get some early satisfaction by ordering an Operation Wildflower 2013 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar from the state Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
DEP awards grants worth $1.4 million for recycling assistance
November 16, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, today, awarded grants worth $1.452 million to 32 recipients through the agency’s REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Ripley on Dec. 8
November 15, 2012
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the athletic fields on Miller Drive in Ripley.... Read More
DEP monitoring gasoline spill at Berkeley Springs station
November 13, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is monitoring the cleanup of a gasoline spill that occurred Monday night at a Sheetz filling station, located at 245 S. Washington St., in Berkeley Springs.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Spencer on Dec. 1
November 13, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Roane County of old tires.... Read More
State announces grant opportunities for water pollution projects
November 07, 2012
The state Division of Water and Waste Management’s Nonpoint Source Program is issuing an announcement of Additional Grant Opportunity (AGO) for proposals that focus on nonpoint source pollution issues.... Read More
WVDEP approves remedial option at former Browning Lumber property
November 05, 2012
State environmental regulators have approved a cleanup method from Morgan Chase Bank, trustee for the former Browning Lumber Property, located approximately one-half mile south of Greenwood, Boone County, on state Route 85.... Read More
DEP seeking site coordinators for annual River Sweep
November 05, 2012
The state Department of Environmental Protection is looking for site coordinators in Jackson and Mason counties for next year’s Ohio River Sweep.... Read More
Sustainability projects to be highlighted at Stonewall Resort
November 02, 2012
West Virginia Sustainable Communities (WVSC) is hosting a one-day event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va., to showcase community-based sustainability projects from around the state.... Read More
Seminar on state environmental regulations set Nov. 8
October 18, 2012
A seminar designed to help West Virginia businesses and organizations better understand state environmental regulations and the consequences of non-compliance with those regulations is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Nov. 8.... Read More
WVDEP conducting meeting on water quality standards
October 17, 2012
Staff from the WVDEP will discuss comments received during the recent solicitation of public input on potential revisions to the state’s water quality standards.... Read More
E-cycling event scheduled for Bluefield
October 12, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a free electronics recycling event for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Bluefield.... Read More
Cessation Order issued to Argus Energy
October 03, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday issued a Cessation Order to Argus Energy for its failure to properly maintain a water treatment system at a mine site in Lincoln County.... Read More
DEP approves 28 applicants for Recycling Grants
September 28, 2012
Twenty-eight applicants have been approved for grant amounts totaling $173,198.28 in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced.... Read More
More than 70,000 pounds of electronics collected
September 21, 2012
Close to 500 cars and trucks streamed through the DEP's parking lot to take advantage of a recent free electronics recycling event.... Read More
National Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 17-23
September 14, 2012
In conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week, Sept 17-23, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is offering 40 easy things West Virginians can do to better the environment.... Read More
Tire event Sept. 22 in Mason County
September 14, 2012
The collection is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mason County Farm Museum Maintenance Building, just off of Ohio River Road, north of Point Pleasant.... Read More
WVDEP sponsoring free stormwater workshop
September 13, 2012
A free two-day workshop to help West Virginia communities better educate citizens about the effects of stormwater on the state’s streams and rivers is scheduled for Oct. 16-17 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center in Huntington.... Read More
West Virginia watershed groups honored
September 12, 2012
For the 14th year, watershed groups from across West Virginia were recognized by the West Virginia Watershed Network for their efforts in protecting and restoring local watersheds.... Read More
State seeking input on water quality standards
September 11, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is soliciting public input on potential revisions to the state’s water quality standards, which will be under review as part of the 2014 Triennial Review process.... Read More
WVDEP sponsoring free electronics recycling event
September 07, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a free electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 15.... Read More
Annual fall Children’s Water Festival set for Capitol
September 06, 2012
Close to 240 fifth-graders from several Kanawha County elementary schools will descend on the state Capitol on Friday, Sept. 14, for the annual fall Children’s Water Festival, sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
National conference coming to state
September 06, 2012
West Virginia will host the 40th annual conference of the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR), Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup set
August 30, 2012
The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, Sept. 29 Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup. Volunteers have until Friday, Sept. 14 to register.... Read More
Water Quality Standards Program meeting set
August 28, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Standards Program will conduct a public meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday Aug. 30.... Read More
Exam set for LRS
August 17, 2012
An examination for licensed remediation specialist certification is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston.... Read More
State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1
August 17, 2012
Those wishing to submit entries for the 10th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1, 2012. The contest is sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation.... Read More
Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for Saturday, Sept. 8
August 10, 2012
The 23nd annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 8.... Read More
WVDEP sponsoring dam owner education workshop
August 03, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Dam Safety Program is sponsoring a one-day workshop for dam owners and monitors on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs.... Read More
Public hearings set for DEP 2013 proposed legislative rules
July 27, 2012
All hearings will take place at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters, located at 601 57th St., S.E., Charleston, WV, 25304.... Read More
Solar pilot project nearing completion at DEP Charleston facility
July 23, 2012
The DEP’s Kanawha City facility will become the first state government agency building to be partially powered by the sun.... Read More
Huntington Sanitary Board working with state to clean up site
July 17, 2012
The Huntington Sanitary Board is working with the state Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental conditions associated with a former ash pond located at 300 Sunset Dr., in Wayne County.... Read More
FY2013 REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded
July 17, 2012
Twenty-six applicants have been approved for amounts totaling $60,528 for state Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Matching Grants. DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced the grant recipients for fiscal year 2013.... Read More
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers to be recognized Aug. 4
July 06, 2012
The annual Adopt-A-Highway Appreciation Day Picnic set for Aug. 4 at Tamarack in Beckley.... Read More
DEP extends Recycling Assistance Grant deadline
July 03, 2012
The state Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program has extended the Fiscal Year 2013 Recycling Assistance Grant deadline to 5 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012.... Read More
Hearings scheduled for proposed Legislative rules
June 29, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled public hearings for its 2013 proposed legislative rules.... Read More
West Virginia volunteers remove 360 tons of litter
June 26, 2012
More than 9,000 volunteers participated in annual spring cleanups sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and removed 360 tons of litter from West Virginia’s landscape.... Read More
State issues violation to company for illegal open burning
June 22, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to Carpenter Reclamation Inc., of Sissonville, for illegal open burning at a school construction site off Edgewood Drive in Charleston.... Read More
State recognizes Fayette County for school bus project
June 19, 2012
The Fayette County Board of Education and Fayette County Schools were recognized today by the state Department of Environmental Protection for their efforts to maintain a healthy environment for their students.... Read More
Raleigh County collecting old tires
June 18, 2012
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, June 30, at the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department.... Read More
Meeting scheduled on LIttle Coal River project
June 15, 2012
The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about the Little Coal River stream restoration project.... Read More
W.Va. volunteers gear up for River Sweep
June 13, 2012
Thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in the annual Ohio River Sweep, scheduled for this Saturday, June 16.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Hinton
June 13, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program will host a tire collection in Summers County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Company plans cleanup of former Johns Manville plant
June 13, 2012
State environmental regulators have accepted an application from Structures Resources, Inc. to clean up the former Johns Manville Property, located along 2905 3rd Ave., Vienna, Wood County.... Read More
Comment period extended for draft list of impaired streams
June 11, 2012
In response to multiple requests, the state DEP has extended the public comment period for the draft list of impaired streams in West Virginia to June 26, 2012.... Read More
Office of Oil and Gas seeking applicants
June 08, 2012
The DEP is seeking applicants for inspectors in the Office of Oil and Gas to serve in the northern part of the state. ... Read More
Youth groups recognized for stewardship
June 04, 2012
Sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection, the 49th annual Youth Environmental Day drew close to 1,000 young people and their families.... Read More
Tire collection set for Hamlin
June 04, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Lincoln County of old tires.... Read More
WVDEP announces Environmental Excellence winners
May 25, 2012
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented 15 Environmental Awards of Excellence today during a ceremony at DEP headquarters in Charleston.... Read More
WVDEP accepting public comments on impaired streams list

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has developed a draft list of the state’s impaired streams and lakes.... Read More
Calhoun County hosting tire collection in Grantsville
May 14, 2012
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Cabot Station Recycling Center, located on Route 5 near Grantsville.... Read More
Fayette County residents can drop off old tires
May 03, 2012
Residents can drop off tires from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Hawks Nest State Park on Route 60.... Read More
May 12 tire collection set for Point Pleasant
April 30, 2012
The collection is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Mason County Farm Museum Maintenance Building, just off of Ohio River Road, north of Point Pleasant.... Read More
May 5 tire collection set for Nicholas County
April 25, 2012
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at West Virginia Tire Disposal on Route 39 in Enon.... Read More
Several tire collections scheduled for Mercer County
April 24, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting three separate, multi-day tire collections in Mercer County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled in Ritchie County
April 17, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a tire collection in Ritchie County to rid the county of old tires. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Division of Highways in Ellenboro.... Read More
49th annual state Youth Environmental Day set for May 19
April 16, 2012
Hundreds of young people from across West Virginia are expected to attend the 49th annual state Youth Environmental Day on Saturday, May 19, at North Bend State Park in Cairo.... Read More
Rock View, Wyoming County, having tire collection
April 16, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a local tire collection on Saturday, April 28, to rid Wyoming County of old tires. ... Read More
Comment period on General Permit extended
April 11, 2012
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water and Waste Management is making available a fact sheet regarding a proposed General Water Pollution Control Permit for which the agency is currently accepting public comments.... Read More
State accepting registrations for spring Adopt-A-Highway cleanup
April 06, 2012
The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, April 28 Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup. Volunteers have until Saturday, April 14 to register.... Read More
State finalizes Phase II plan for Chesapeake Bay
April 05, 2012
West Virginia has released its final Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) as part of its requirement under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay initiative.... Read More
Semi-annual water quality standards public meeting scheduled
April 05, 2012
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Standards Program semi-annual public meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.... Read More
DOH working with DEP to clean up Taylor County site
April 05, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Transportation is working with the state Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental conditions at a site on Sycamore Street in Grafton.... Read More
Tire collection March 31 in Monroe County
March 27, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will host a tire collection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Senior Center on Route 219 in Lindside.... Read More
Public hearing scheduled for Mountain Springs’ wastewater permit
March 23, 2012
The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at Warm Springs Middle School, located at 271 Warm Springs Way in Berkeley Springs.... Read More
Quality Carriers Inc. addressing environmental issues on property
March 19, 2012
Quality Carriers Inc. (QCI) has entered into an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Remediation to clean up property in Kanawha County.... Read More
Gilmer County tire collection set for March 31
March 16, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Gilmer County to rid the county of old tires. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Cabell County
March 15, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is sponsoring a local tire collection to rid Cabell County of old tires.... Read More
DEP’s Office of Oil and Gas launches horizontal drilling page on Website
March 14, 2012
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas has launched a webpage that contains information specifically related to horizontal drilling as defined by the Horizontal Drilling Act that was passed by the state Legislature in December.... Read More
Illegal dump in Huntington to be cleaned up Tuesday
March 12, 2012
An open and illegal dump located on 8th Avenue and 31st Street in Huntington will be cleaned up Tuesday, March 13.... Read More
DEP seeking comments on Centralized Pit Construction Standards
March 12, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas is taking comments on its design and construction standards for centralized pits used to store wastewater associated with horizontal drilling.... Read More
Pennzoil-Quaker State cleaning up Hancock Co. site
March 07, 2012
Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. has entered into a voluntary remediation agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up undeveloped property in Hancock County.... Read More
Exam scheduled for licensed remediation specialist certification
February 23, 2012
An examination for licensed remediation specialist certification is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Marshall University Graduate College in South Charleston.... Read More
Make It Shine deadline March 1
February 22, 2012
West Virginians interested in participating in this year’s Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup have until March 1 to register with the state Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
Wood treatment, storage facility applies for voluntary cleanup
February 15, 2012
The Stella Jones Corp. (Stella Jones) has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up a 59-acre tract of industrial property in Roane County.... Read More
DOH applies for cleanup of former salt storage site
February 15, 2012
The West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) has submitted an application to the state Department of Environmental Protection to clean up property in Putnam County.... Read More
EPA approves state’s review of water quality standards
February 07, 2012
The results of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s triennial review of West Virginia’s water quality standards have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.... Read More
DEP, Appalachian Power coordinating efforts on energy efficiency
January 26, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Appalachian Power Co. to coordinate efforts in educating West Virginians about the environmental benefits of energy efficiency programs.... Read More
Prenter Study clarification
January 25, 2012
Triad Engineering has confirmed an error in a study it conducted for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on water supplies in the Prenter area of Boone County.... Read More
DEP releases Prenter water study
January 24, 2012
A study commissioned by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on water supplies in the Prenter/Sand Lick area of Boone County did not reveal evidence of widespread mining-induced impacts to groundwater quality in the study area.... Read More
Make It Shine Applications available for 2012
January 20, 2012
Applications are now available for the 2012 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. This annual event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways.... Read More
State releases plan for Chesapeake Bay TMDL
January 19, 2012
West Virginia has released its draft Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) as part of its requirement under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay initiative.... Read More
Christmas Tree Recycling Event Saturday, Jan. 7
January 03, 2012
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP Program is encouraging residents to bring their live Christmas trees to the Capitol Market Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... Read More
Comment period extended on DEP-DuPont order
December 23, 2011
The deadline for comments is 5 p.m., Jan. 3, 2012.... Read More
Pennzoil-Quaker State addressing Pleasants County property
December 23, 2011
Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. will address environmental issues on property adjacent to a petroleum pipeline area in Pleasants County, as part of an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
Pennzoil-Quaker State working with WVDEP to clean up site
December 20, 2011
Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. has entered into an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up a former refinery site in Clendenin, Kanawha County.... Read More
State AML Program to receive $66.5 million in 2012
December 19, 2011
West Virginia’s Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation will receive $66.5 million in federal grant money for 2012 to eliminate health and safety hazards created by historical coal mining.... Read More
WVDEP, Mingo Logan Coal Co. enter into consent decree
December 06, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has entered into a proposed settlement with Mingo Logan Coal Co., in which the company has agreed to pay $350,000 for unpermitted mine discharges in Logan County.... Read More
West Virginia hands out Clean Community awards
November 22, 2011
Four West Virginia communities have been recognized by the state Department of Environmental Protection for their environmental stewardship in 2011.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Ripley on Dec. 3
November 18, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the Jackson County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a local tire collection to rid Jackson County of old tires.... Read More
Operation Wildflower 2012 calendar available
November 17, 2011
West Virginians already longing for the sights of spring and summer can get a head start by ordering an Operation Wildflower 2012 “Roadsides in Bloom” Calendar from the state Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
2012 REAP Recycling Grants awarded
November 17, 2011
Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman on Wednesday awarded grants worth $1.55 million to 39 recipients through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program.... Read More
Norfolk Southern applies for cleanup at Williamson Rail Yard
November 17, 2011
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has submitted a Voluntary Remediation application to the West Virginia DEP to address environmental conditions associated with historic operations at the Williamson Rail Yard (NSWRY).... Read More
Three e-cycling days collect more than 50 tons of electronics
November 14, 2011
Three electronics recycling events co-sponsored this year by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection yielded more than 50 tons of electronic waste.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Spencer on Nov. 19
November 09, 2011
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 19, on the Bowman Street Parking Lot in Spencer.... Read More
More than 24 tons of electronics collected for recycling
November 03, 2011
Bolstered by close to 100 computers dropped off by Logan County Schools, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection collected more than 24 tons of electronic waste during its recent electronics recycling event in Logan.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Marshall County

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a local tire collection to rid Marshall County of old tires.... Read More
State’s Project WET coordinator receives honor
October 25, 2011
The longtime head of West Virginia’s Project WET water education program has been awarded the organization’s highest honor for coordinators.... Read More
Community college addresses environmental concerns on its property
October 18, 2011
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental conditions associated with historic operations on its property.... Read More
DOH to clean up old maintenance, storage facility in Tyler County
October 18, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways has submitted a voluntary remediation application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up a former DOH facility in Tyler County.... Read More
DEP approves 25 applicants for FY2012 CED Recycling Grants
October 05, 2011
Twenty-five applicants have been approved for grants totaling $237,537.78 in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced.... Read More
Free electronic recycling event set for Logan
October 03, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a free electronic recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Logan.... Read More
DEP issues violations to Black Crow Oil
September 30, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued four Notices of Violation to Atlanta-based Black Crow Oil LLC, for a spill at the company’s well site on Cavender Drive in Kanawha County, near Elkview.... Read More
More than 11 tons of electronics collected for recycling
September 26, 2011
State officials collected more than 11 tons of electronic waste during the second of three free electronic recycling events co-sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Weston
September 26, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program, along with the Lewis-Gilmer counties Solid Waste Authority, is hosting a tire collection in Weston.... Read More
Volunteers remove more than three tons of litter from banks of Kanawha River
September 21, 2011
More than 100 volunteers collected over three tons of litter during the recent Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
DEP accepting comments on water quality improvement plans
September 19, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing comment periods on proposed water quality improvement plans for selected streams in the Lower Kanawha River and Elk River watersheds.... Read More
National Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 19-25
September 15, 2011
In conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week, Sept 19-25, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is offering 40 easy things West Virginians can do to better the environment.... Read More
Barbour County tire collection scheduled
September 14, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a tire collection to rid Barbour County of old tires.... Read More
St. Marys Marina site of tire collection
September 14, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a tire collection to rid Pleasants County of old tires.... Read More
Youth Environmental Conference begins Sept. 30
September 13, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will sponsor its 36th annual Youth Environmental Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at Twin Falls Resort State Park, near Mullens. The deadline to register for the conference is Sept. 15.... Read More
Electronic recycling event scheduled for Sutton
September 12, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a free electronic recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Sutton.... Read More
State AML program recognized by U.S. Department of the Interior
September 09, 2011
West Virginia is being recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior for a mining reclamation project in Tucker County that eliminated dangerous remnants of pre-law mining.... Read More
Licensed environmental remediation specialist exam scheduled
September 07, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s next examination to certify licensed remediation specialists is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., on Sept. 21, at the Marshall Graduate College in South Charleston.... Read More
Tire collection set for Harrison County
September 07, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program, along with the Harrison County Solid Waste Authority, is hosting a tire collection to rid Harrison County of old tires.... Read More
Annual Brownfields Conference set for Morgantown
September 02, 2011
Morgantown’s Waterfront Place Hotel will be the site of the annual West Virginia Brownfields Conference, Sept. 14-15.... Read More
Greenbrier County conducting tire collection
August 30, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring tire collections at two sites in Greenbrier County from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.... Read More
Fall Adopt-A-Highway cleanup set
August 29, 2011
The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Saturday, Sept. 24 Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup. Volunteers have until Sept. 16 to register.... Read More
DEP seeking input on Oil and Gas Standards
August 25, 2011
The WVDEP is seeking public input on its Well Site Safety Plan Standards and Casing and Cementing Standards that are referenced in the DEP’s Emergency Rule for horizontal drilling, filed Aug. 22 with the Secretary of State’s Office.... Read More
Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for Sept. 10
August 22, 2011
The 22nd annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 10.... Read More
DEP files emergency rule for horizontal drilling
August 22, 2011
The rule adds new permit application requirements for operators drilling horizontal gas wells, as well as new operational rules to protect the state’s water quality and quantity.... Read More
Sustainability workshops scheduled for September
August 17, 2011
Organizations and individuals can learn about using resources more efficiently, reducing waste, improving personal health, and finding and adding more value to their community at Sustainability 101 workshops.... Read More
DEP public meeting to discuss water quality in Middle Ohio South Watershed
August 17, 2011
Meeting scheduled for Aug. 31 at Ravenswood High School... Read More
DEP public meeting will discuss water quality in Middle Ohio North Watershed
August 17, 2011
The WV DEP will conduct a public meeting to discuss impaired streams in the Middle Ohio North Watershed at 6:30 p.m., on Aug. 30, at St. Marys High School in St. Marys, W.Va... Read More
Sampling phase of Prenter water study winding down
August 15, 2011
Residents of the area who wish to have their wells sampled are encouraged to contact Triad Engineering, the firm contracted by the state to conduct the study.... Read More
DEP accepting data for water quality report
August 10, 2011
The Department of Environmental Protection is compiling water quality data on the state’s streams and lakes and is requesting data from other entities for its next Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report.... Read More
Volunteers needed for Sustainability Fair
August 09, 2011
Volunteers are needed for the third annual Kanawha Valley Sustainability Fair, scheduled Sept. 24 at the Columbia Gas Transmission Building in Charleston.... Read More
Upper Kanawha Watershed TMDL meeting set
August 08, 2011
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., on Aug. 18, in the Coopers Rock Training Room at DEP headquarters, located at 601 57th St., S.E., Charleston, WV.... Read More
State of Environment Report available
August 03, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released the fourth edition of its State of the Environment Report. The report covers the years 2008-10 and highlights data and trends pertaining to West Virginia’s environment.... Read More
DEP enters into consent decree on Special Rec sites
August 02, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has entered into a Consent Decree with three organizations regarding the permitting of special reclamation sites around the state.... Read More
Sustaining Lean Conference set for September
July 27, 2011
Organizations can learn how to save money, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and lower their impact on the environment at the Sustaining Lean Conference, scheduled for Sept. 27-28 at the Charleston Marriott.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Van
July 21, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will host a tire collection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Van Community Park in Boone County.... Read More
Department of Environmental Protection announces Environmental Award winners
July 19, 2011
Environmental Awards West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman recognized the environmental stewardship efforts of 19 recipients from around the state today.... Read More
Appliance Rebate Program money still available
July 13, 2011
Unclaimed rebate money is still available in three appliance categories in the West Virginia Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.... Read More
FY2012 REAP Litter Control Grants Awarded
July 07, 2011
Twenty-six applicants have been approved for amounts totaling $57,241 for state Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Matching Grants.... Read More
Volunteers remove more than 200 tons of litter from state landscape
July 01, 2011
More than 11,000 volunteers removed over 200 tons of litter and debris from the state’s landscape during two spring cleanup programs sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
Doddridge County to collect old tires
June 30, 2011
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the ball field in West Union.... Read More
Agenda set for Water Quality Standards Program meeting
June 28, 2011
The quarterly public meeting is scheduled for Thursday June 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.... Read More
Pa., WV. DEP alert residents of golden algae in private pond
June 17, 2011
The Pennsylvania and West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection have begun sampling and monitoring ponds and streams in the Dunkard Creek area after sampling found golden algae in a privately owned pond in Pennsylvania.... Read More
Ohio River Sweep set for June 18
June 14, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is coordinating cleanups at 23 sites in 12 counties in West Virginia.... Read More
Summers County tire collection set
June 14, 2011
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, June 18, at the old Mountaineer Sanitation Lot on Grace Street in Hinton.... Read More
Cease operations order issued for Hall Drilling
June 13, 2011
On June 9, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas issued three notices of violation and an order to cease operations to Hall Drilling, LLC, based in Ellenboro, W.Va.... Read More
Tire collections scheduled for Marshall, Wetzel counties
June 06, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring tire collections on Saturday, June 11, in Marshall and Wetzel counties.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Boone County
June 03, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a local tire collection in Racine, Boone County, to rid the county of old tires. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at John Slack Park in Racine.... Read More
National conference coming to West Virginia
June 02, 2011
West Virginia will host the 39th annual conference of the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR), Sept. 25-28 at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels.... Read More
Quarterly water quality standards meeting scheduled
June 02, 2011
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Standards quarterly public meeting is scheduled for Thursday June 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.... Read More
West Virginia Youth Environmental Awards issued
June 01, 2011
Youth groups and individuals received awards totaling more than $11,000 during the recent West Virginia Youth Environmental Day at North Bend State Park in Cairo.... Read More
DEP adds special conditions to well work permits along Dunkard Creek
May 27, 2011
The state Office of Oil and Gas issued two well work permits on May 27 that include additional conditions to Northeast Natural Energy to drill horizontal wells on property along Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County.... Read More
Two Raleigh County locations accepting old tires
May 31, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring tire collections at two different Raleigh County locations on Saturday, June 11, to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Tire collection set for McDowell County
May 31, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a tire collection in McDowell County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
State’s Youth Environmental Program now on Facebook
May 24, 2011
West Virginia’s young citizens, interested in the state’s Youth Environmental Program, have a new way to learn about the program, exchange ideas and photos, and make friends with others who share a similar interest in protecting the state’s environment.... Read More
More than 1,000 kids expected for Youth Environmental Day
May 18, 2011
Awards totaling more than $11,000 will be handed out Saturday to young West Virginians during the 48th annual Youth Environmental Day at North Bend State Park in Cairo.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Cabell County
May 17, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program, the City of Milton and the Cabell County Commission are hosting a local tire collection event to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Interactive sustainability training set for Fayetteville
May 16, 2011
The Fayette County Green Team and West Virginia Sustainable Communities invite community members and leaders from Fayette County to participate in an interactive Sustainability Awareness Training on Wednesday, May 25 in Fayetteville.... Read More
Mercer offering plenty of chances to drop off tires
May 16, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting three separate, multi-day tire collections in Mercer County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Tire collection set for Grafton
May 10, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a tire collection in Taylor County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Fayette County residents can drop off old tires at two locations
May 06, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting tire collections at two locations in Fayette County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Nicholas County to hold tire pickup
May 05, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Nicholas County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Comment period extended for water quality rule revision
May 04, 2011
Revisions made during the 2011 Legislative session added language that addresses the critical design flow for determining effluent limits for carcinogens on the Ohio River between mile points 68.0 and 70.0.... Read More
Moundsville, GAB Enterprises to clean up Fostoria Glass Factory site
May 04, 2011
The City of Moundsville and GAB Enterprises, LLC have submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to redevelop the Fostoria Glass site located in Moundsville.... Read More
Final session of Webinar series set for May 24
May 02, 2011
The last of three free Webinars, designed to help West Virginians save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices, is scheduled for May 24.... Read More
Public hearing scheduled on rule revision
April 29, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public hearing on 2011 state legislative revisions made to Rule 47CSR2, “Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards.”... Read More
Dominion Transmission to address environmental issues at Tank Farm
April 29, 2011
Dominion Transmission Inc. has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to remediate a Wetzel County parcel located in Hastings.... Read More
State Conservation Camp celebrating 70th year
April 29, 2011
Among the oldest camps of its kind in the United States, the 70th annual West Virginia State Conservation Camp is scheduled for June 13-18 at Camp Caesar, near Cowen in Webster County.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Mason County
April 28, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will host a tire collection from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Mason County Farm Museum Maintenance Building, just off Ohio River Road, north of Point Pleasant.... Read More
Monroe County to hold tire collection
April 27, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will host a tire collection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Senior Center on Route 219 in Lindside.... Read More
Public meeting scheduled for Prenter residents on Tuesday, April 26
April 23, 2011
Representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection and Triad Engineering will be on hand to discuss with local residents an ongoing study of water supplies in the Prenter/Sand Lick Area of Boone County.... Read More
Ceremony to mark beginning of Three Fork Creek restoration
April 20, 2011
A ceremony to mark the activation of four water treatment dosers on headwater streams of Three Fork Creek is scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at the Pell School Road Site.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Wyoming County
April 14, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Wyoming County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Imminent Harm Cessation Order issued for black water spill
April 11, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Imminent Harm Cessation Order to Coal Valley’s Williams No. 2 mine near Enterprise in Harrison County for a black water spill that occurred earlier today.... Read More
Training dates set for mining eDMR
April 08, 2011
Beginning July 1, 2011, West Virginia’s Division of Mining and Reclamation will require coal companies to electronically submit water discharge monitoring reports (DMR) to the state’s Hydrological Protection Unit.... Read More
State accepting Adopt-A-Highway registrations
April 06, 2011
The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the April 30, 2011, Adopt-A-Highway Statewide Cleanup. Volunteers have until April 23 to register.... Read More
Make It Shine cleanup begins Friday
March 30, 2011
More than 4,000 volunteers have signed up to complete 113 projects around the state in the annual West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. The two-week program begins on Friday, April 1, and runs through April 15.... Read More
ZeroLandfill event offers supplies to local artists
March 30, 2011
The area’s artists and art educators on Saturday can grab as many free supplies as they can carry during a ZeroLandfill event, hosted by the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam County ReStore in Charleston.... Read More
DEP halts drilling operation
March 28, 2011
The Office of Oil and Gas has issued orders to cease operations at Harrison County well.... Read More
Tires being collected in Putnam County
March 25, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring a tire collection from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Valley Park in Hurricane, off of Route 34.... Read More
Mingo County to host tire collection
March 24, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will host a tire collection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Mingo County Garage on First Avenue in Williamson.... Read More
WVDEP provides information about WV mercury emissions
March 16, 2011
The attached bar chart shows that from 2000 to 2009, coal-fired power plants in West Virginia reduced mercury emissions by about 4,500 pounds, or 64 percent. ... Read More
WVDEP, WVDNR and CONSOL enter into consent decree
March 14, 2011
The state DEP and the DNR have entered into a proposed settlement with CONSOL Energy in which the company has agreed to pay $500,000 for natural resources damages in Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County.... Read More
State Junior Conservation Camp set for June 20-24
March 09, 2011
Applications are being accepted for the 31st annual state Junior Conservation Camp, scheduled June 20-24 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley.... Read More
Licensed environmental remediation specialist exam set
March 08, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s next examination to certify licensed remediation specialists will take place Wednesday, March 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.... Read More
Training set for DWWM ePermitting, eDMR requirements
March 07, 2011
The state DWWM will begin offering free training this month for the regulated community and consultants who, beginning July 1, will be required to submit certain water resources permit applications and discharge monitoring reporting (DMR) electronically.... Read More
DEP hosting free electronics recycling event in Fayetteville
March 03, 2011
A free electronic recycling event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, in the Lowe’s parking lot in Fayetteville at 46 Fayette Town Center Rd.... Read More
Cheat Watershed improvement plans approved
February 22, 2011
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection water quality improvement plans for selected waters in the Cheat Watershed have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.... Read More
EPA approves state water report
February 18, 2011
A comprehensive report detailing the health of the state’s waters and a listing of impaired streams and lakes statewide has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.... Read More
Funding re-loaded into three Appliance Rebate categories
February 15, 2011
More than $300,000 in funding has been re-loaded into three categories in the West Virginia Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.... Read More
Webinars strive to improve environmental, financial performance
February 07, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ENERGY STAR®, is providing three free Webinars to help West Virginians save money and protect the environment.... Read More
West Virginia’s first ZeroLandfill event set
February 04, 2011
West Virginia’s first ZeroLandfill event to focus on “upcycling,” or keeping waste materials intact so they can be reused for another purpose, is being hosted by the Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam County ReStore in Charleston.... Read More
North Mountain Shale granted quarry permit
January 26, 2011
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Mining and Reclamation today issued North Mountain Shale a permit to operate a quarry near Gerrardstown, Berkeley County.... Read More
Company plans to clean up former wood products facility
January 21, 2011
Yoak Rental Company, LLC has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to redevelop a Pleasants County parcel located in St. Marys, W.Va.... Read More
Stream Partners Program accepting grant applications
January 14, 2011
The West Virginia Stream Partners Program is accepting grant applications from community groups interested in improving local stream health.... Read More
Make It Shine Applications Available
January 06, 2011
Applications are now available for the 2011 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. This annual event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways.... Read More
Christmas tree recycling scheduled for Jan. 8
December 21, 2010
In an effort to keep discarded Christmas trees out of landfills and off the sides of roads, the West Virginia DEP and the state Division of Natural Resources are sponsoring their sixth annual tree recycling event in 2011.... Read More
2011 REAP Recycling Grants awarded
December 16, 2010
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman today awarded grants worth over $1.55 million to 36 recipients through the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Recycling Assistance Grants program.... Read More
Water quality improvement loan program has new manager
December 16, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan program has a new program manager.... Read More
Community meeting in Prenter to discuss DEP’s study of water supplies
December 03, 2010
Residents of the Prenter Road community are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss a comprehensive study of water supplies in the Prenter/Sand Lick Area of Boone County.... Read More
Wood County receives 2010 REAP Initiative Award
December 01, 2010
The Wood County Commission is the winner of the fourth annual REAP Initiative Award, presented by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) program.... Read More
Time running out for West Virginia consumers to save money
November 19, 2010
Two weeks remain for West Virginia residents to simultaneously take advantage of two state programs aimed at saving consumers money and protecting the environment.... Read More
State announces Clean Community Award recipients for 2010
November 12, 2010
Two communities are repeat winners in the West Virginia Make It Shine Clean Community Awards, presented by the state Make It Shine Program.... Read More
DWWM mandating ePermitting beginning in July
November 10, 2010
In an effort to more efficiently handle permit applications, the Department of Environmental Protection will soon shift to all electronic permitting for water resources permits and NPDES discharge monitoring reporting.... Read More
Tire collection in Marshall County
November 09, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection in Marshall County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Harrison County hosting tire collection
November 03, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Harrison County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Water Quality Standards public meeting Nov. 4
October 27, 2010
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Standards quarterly public meeting will take place Thursday November 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.... Read More
DEP sponsoring Elk Watershed meeting
October 26, 2010
A public meeting sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection relating to impaired streams in the Elk Watershed is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at Elkview Middle School in Elkview, W.Va.... Read More
DEP workers honored for strides in information technology
October 25, 2010
Four employees from the state Department of Environmental Protection will be honored during this week’s West Virginia Information Technology Summit at the Charleston Civic Center.... Read More
Study of Water Quality in Prenter, W.Va. to Begin
October 21, 2010
Triad Engineering of St. Albans, W.Va., has been selected by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to conduct a one-year study on water supplies in the Prenter/Sand Lick Area of Boone County, West Virginia.... Read More
Barbour, Wetzel counties to host tire collections
October 15, 2010
The Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting local tire collections in Barbour and Wetzel counties. Both events are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.... Read More
WVDEP sponsoring workshop on sustainability, pollution prevention, environmental management systems
October 13, 2010
A two-day workshop focusing on Sustainability Awareness, Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management Systems set for Dec. 14-15.... Read More
Lewis County to host tire collection
October 08, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Lewis County to rid the county of old tires. ... Read More
Tire collection set for Ritchie County
October 08, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Ritchie County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Gov. Manchin Announces State Will Sue EPA
October 06, 2010
Gov. Joe Manchin announced today that the state Department of Environmental Protection is filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.... Read More
Cabell tire collection event set for Oct. 16
October 06, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program, the City of Milton and the Cabell County Commission are hosting a local tire collection to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Tire collection scheduled for Braxton County
October 06, 2010
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Meadows Field in Gassaway.... Read More
Pleasants County to host tire collection
October 06, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Pleasants County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
DEP approves 24 applicants for CED recycling grants
October 04, 2010
Twenty-four applicants have been approved for grant amounts totaling $233,587 in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced.... Read More
Volunteers remove over six tons of trash during river cleanup
September 27, 2010
More than 100 volunteers removed over six tons of trash from one of the state’s major waterways during the 21st annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup earlier this month.... Read More
Office of Oil and Gas issues Cease Order for Chesapeake well site
September 24, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued a Notice of Violation and ordered Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to cease all operations at a Marshall County gas well drilling site.... Read More
35th Annual Youth Environmental Conference set for Oct. 15-17
September 15, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will sponsor its 35th annual Youth Environmental Conference Oct. 15-17 at Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs. The registration deadline for the conference is Sept. 30.... Read More
WV residents have claimed nearly half of rebate funds
September 14, 2010
West Virginia residents have a limited window to simultaneously take advantage of two state programs aimed at saving consumers money and protecting the environment.... Read More
DEP expands Office of Environmental Advocate
September 09, 2010
The Department of Environmental Protection has expanded its Office of the Environmental Advocate with the addition of two staff members.... Read More
Madison to host tire collection
September 08, 2010
The WVDEP and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Madison, Boone County to rid the county of old tires. ... Read More
Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for Saturday, Sept. 11
September 07, 2010
The 21st annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 11.... Read More
Date of Sustainable Schools West Virginia Summit changed
September 02, 2010
Marshall University, in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, will present the 2010 Sustainable Schools West Virginia Summit April 10-11, 2011.... Read More
Roane County to host tire collection
August 30, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Roane County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
DEP begins work on Garden Ground Mountain project
August 23, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has begun work to reduce the impacts of pre-law coal mining to the Fayette County property that will become the permanent home for the Boy Scouts’ National Jamboree.... Read More
DEP Establishes Permitting Guidance for Surface Coal Mining Operations to Protect Narrative Water Quality Standards
August 12, 2010
As the state Department of Environmental Protection committed to doing in March, the agency has developed a guidance document for implementing and enforcing West Virginia’s narrative water quality criteria.... Read More
Boone County to host tire collection
August 09, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Boone County on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Van Community Park in Van.... Read More
West Virginia counties meet Gov. Manchin’s cleanup initiative
August 02, 2010
All 55 West Virginia counties have successfully met Gov. Joe Manchin’s three-year initiative asking county leaders to adopt a number of measures designed to help eradicate litter and illegal open dumps across the state.... Read More
Ceremony to mark beginning of restoration efforts on Abram Creek
July 30, 2010
State and federal officials will kick off the operation of the Abram Creek Watershed treatment project during a 1 p.m. ceremony on Aug. 3 at the Little Creek doser site near Mount Storm in Grant County.... Read More
Public meetings scheduled for Cheat Watershed TMDLs
July 27, 2010
The DEP will conduct the first of two public meetings on draft Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for selected streams in the Cheat Watershed at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Camp Dawson’s Armed Forces Reserve Center in Kingwood, Preston County.... Read More
DEP releases AB Resources to resume operations in West Virginia
July 22, 2010
The DEP has concluded its examination of a June 7 incident in which AB Resources’ contracted drilling operations on a well in Marshall County resulted in the well catching fire at the surface, injuring seven workers.... Read More
State spring cleanup efforts remove 400 tons of trash
July 08, 2010
More than 8,000 volunteers removed over 400 tons of litter from West Virginia’s landscape during spring cleanup programs sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
REAP litter control grants awarded
July 06, 2010
Thirty individual applicants have been approved for REAP Litter Control Matching Grants totaling $59,371.35. Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, announced the recipients.... Read More
DEP sets public hearings for 2011 proposed rules
July 06, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled public hearings for its 2011 proposed legislative rules. All hearings will take place at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters and begin at 6 p.m.... Read More
Sustainability conference set for UC
June 24, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, along with ZMM Architects and Engineers and the University of Charleston, is sponsoring the “Making the Business Case for Sustainability” conference from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 5 at UC.... Read More
WVDEP concludes investigation on Buckeye Creek
June 18, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas released its final report on an incident that took place in Doddridge County last summer.... Read More
WV Appliance Rebate Program begins
June 17, 2010
With objectives of spurring economic growth, saving energy and reducing pollution, the first-ever West Virginia Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program was brought on line today by Gov. Joe Manchin during a ceremony at the Capitol.... Read More
DEP temporarily halts AB Resources operations in state
June 10, 2010
The DEP has issued two notices of violation to AB Resources PA, LLC., for violations of the conditions of its permit and has ordered the company to halt all of its West Virginia operations.... Read More
State recognized for efficient use of ARRA funds for water projects
June 07, 2010
West Virginia is among the nation’s leaders in putting to work its wastewater infrastructure American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds and has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives.... Read More
Weeklong tire collection set for Mercer town
June 04, 2010
The Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a week-long tire collection in Lashmeet, Mercer County. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 7-12, at the L&M Market on Route 10.... Read More
State conservation camps are popular with WV youth
May 26, 2010
For young people who are between the ages of 14 and 18, the West Virginia State Conservation Camp is still accepting applications.... Read More
Gov. Manchin, WVDEP Recognize Environmental Stewardship at 10th Environmental Awards Ceremony
May 24, 2010
Gov. Joe Manchin and DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman recognized the environmental stewardship efforts of 40 recipients from around the state Monday at the 10th Environmental Awards Ceremony.... Read More
Kanawha board applies to cleanup area on new school site
May 14, 2010
The Kanawha County Board of Education has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental concerns associated with an inactive elevated steel railroad bridge known as the CSX Trestle Property.... Read More
Mason County to host tire collection
May 10, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Mason County to rid the county of old tires.... Read More
Water use certification forms distributed this week
May 06, 2010
Large quantity water users will begin receiving water use certification forms in the mail this week.... Read More
Water quality standards public meeting May 19
May 05, 2010
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Quality Standards Program is having a public meeting to discuss issues related to the agency’s triennial review of the state’s water quality standards.... Read More
Major cleanup scheduled for areas around Beech Fork State Park
May 04, 2010
A major cleanup of the areas surrounding Beech Fork State Park in Wayne County will get underway full force on May 5.... Read More
Air Quality Awareness Week promotes cleaner choices
April 29, 2010
The week of May 3-7 has been designated as National Air Quality Awareness Week, state air regulators announced.... Read More
WVDEP issues follow-up order to Consol
April 28, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued an order to Consolidation Coal Company (Consol) that establishes guidelines for how the company is to manage its Blacksville #2 and St. Leo discharges through the summer and fall.... Read More
North Mountain Shale Quarry informal conference to continue on May 6
April 27, 2010
The continued meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Comfort Inn located at 1872 Edwin Miller Boulevard in Martinsburg, which is just off Exit 16E of I-81.... Read More
Workshops teach organizations about ‘Going Green’
April 23, 2010
Businesses and other organizations in West Virginia can learn more about “Going Green,” sustainability and other ways to improve their environmental performance.... Read More
Earth Day celebration at Clay Center set for Thursday
April 21, 2010
Hundreds of elementary school students from four counties are expected to take part in this year’s Earth Day celebration at the Clay Center in downtown Charleston.... Read More
Public meeting on TMDL development scheduled for April 26
April 21, 2010
The state Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a public meeting pertaining to Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development for impaired streams in the Cheat Watershed.... Read More
State Youth Environmental Day set for May 15
April 16, 2010
The 47th annual Youth Environmental Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2010 at North Bend State Park.... Read More
Tire collection set for Mingo County
April 16, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Mingo County.... Read More
DEP extends comment period for 303(d) List of impaired streams
April 15, 2010
The public comment period for the state Department of Environmental Protection’s 2010 draft 303 (d) List of impaired West Virginia waters has been extended until May 19, 2010.... Read More
Tire collection set for Wyoming County
April 02, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection on April 17 to rid Wyoming County of old tires.... Read More
Tire collection set for Wirt County
March 29, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Governor Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a tire collection in Elizabeth to rid Wirt County of old tires.... Read More
Comments on narrative water quality standards due today
March 26, 2010
Today is the deadline for those who would like to submit ideas or scientific theories for how the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection should implement and enforce the state’s narrative water quality standards.... Read More
Ryder Truck applies for cleanup of active facility
March 24, 2010
Ryder Transportation Services Inc. has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up an active vehicle maintenance and fueling facility known as Ryder Truck Rental LC-0492.... Read More
Pineville Lumber Inc. applies for cleanup
March 23, 2010
Pineville Lumber Inc. has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up property in Ragland, Mingo County.... Read More
State accepting entries for flower calendar contest
March 18, 2010
Spring flowers will be arriving soon, so it’s not too early to begin thinking about the eighth annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower 2011 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest.... Read More
WVDEP accepting public comment on 303(d) List
March 16, 2010
The Department of Environmental Protection has developed a draft list of West Virginia’s impaired streams and lakes.... Read More
ConocoPhillips Corp. to address environmental concerns
March 10, 2010
ConocoPhillips Corp. has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental concerns associated with a former retail gas station/convenience store.... Read More
State retailers have until April 19 to join Appliance Rebate Program
March 09, 2010
West Virginia retailers who wish to participate in the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program have until April 19, 2010, to sign on through the state Department of Environmental Protection.... Read More
Public hearing on requirements governing water quality standards
March 08, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water and Waste Management has scheduled a public hearing and comment period on emergency rule changes to 47CSR2.... Read More
Oil and gas companies must register Marcellus Shale frac water use
March 05, 2010
Today, the WVDEP released its hydrofracturing reporting form. The water use report is required by the West Virginia Water Resources Protection and Management Act for any well that uses over 750,000 gallons of water in the hydrofracturing process.... Read More
WVDEP seeks input on narrative criteria protocol
March 03, 2010
The West Virginia DEP's cabinet secretary spoke to the Senate Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining today. He was asked to give a report on the status of mining permits that are currently undergoing review by the EPA.... Read More
WVDEP Issues Air Quality Permit to TransGas Development Systems
February 26, 2010
Yesterday, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Air Quality issued an air quality permit for the state’s first commercial scale coal-to-liquid plant in Mingo County.... Read More
Point Pleasant stockpile center applies for cleanup
February 26, 2010
The Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clean up its former location at 2601 Madison Ave., in Point Pleasant.... Read More
Notice of Violation issued for black water spill
February 24, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) for a black water spill at Pioneer Fuel’s Horse Creek surface mine near Clear Creek, in Raleigh County.... Read More
Tire collection set for Wayne County
February 24, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection to rid Wayne County of old tires.... Read More
Deadline approaching for Make It Shine applications
February 11, 2010
Volunteers have until Monday, Feb. 15, to submit applications for the 2010 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup.... Read More
Notice of Violation issued to Massey Energy’s Marfork Coal subsidiary
February 08, 2010
WVDEP has issued a notice of violation to Massey Energy's Marfork Coal subsidiary for failure of an upstream expansion of its Brushy Fork Impoundment to meet the engineering factor of safety of 1.5 required for coal dams. ... Read More
ARRA helps bring water benefits to state residents
February 04, 2010
A total of 39 projects funded by West Virginia’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund will provide improved wastewater treatment service to thousands of citizens in the Mountain State. ... Read More
DEP releases Marcellus Shale industry guidance
January 14, 2010
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released a guidance document and permit addendum designed to better manage water use and disposal by the oil and gas industry when drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation.... Read More
Make It Shine Applications now available
January 12, 2010
Applications are now available for the 2010 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. This annual event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways.... Read More
Public hearing scheduled for Morgan County wastewater treatment facility
January 04, 2010
The WVDEP will conduct a public hearing on a draft NPDES permit to acquire, construct, install, operate and maintain a wastewater collection system and treatment plant for the Coolfront Village development in Morgan County.... Read More
Capitol Market hosting Christmas Tree recycling
December 30, 2009
West Virginians can dispose of their Christmas Trees this season by donating them to be recycled.... Read More
WVDEP renews permit dealing with coalbed methane well water
December 22, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has renewed the General Water Pollution Control Permit GP-WV-1-07 with new parameters. The permit grants the right to land apply waters associated with coalbed methane wells.... Read More
DEP issues order to Dunkard Creek mining operation
December 21, 2009
The West Virginia DEP has issued an order to Consolidation Coal (Consol) that establishes guidelines for the company to resume pumping water from its underground mining operations that straddle the border between West Virginia and Pennsylvania.... Read More
Gov. Manchin presents REAP Recycling Grants to 42 recipients
December 14, 2009
Gov. Joe Manchin III today awarded grants worth over $1.5 million to 42 recipients through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program.... Read More
Boone County creeks affected by sediment pond accident
December 07, 2009
Parts of two creeks in Boone County have been adversely affected by an excavation mishap at a sediment pond permitted by Independence Coal’s Jacks Branch operation near Van.... Read More
Clean Community award winners announced
November 05, 2009
The state Make It Shine Program is proud to announce the six winners of the West Virginia Make It Shine Clean Community Award. ... Read More
Fly ash dam condition evaluation report released
November 05, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released a report on the condition of the various fly ash impoundment dams and landfills throughout West Virginia.... Read More
Winners announced in state calendar contest
December 03, 2009
Rebecca Holmes isn’t a native West Virginian but she’s head over heels in love with the state’s natural beauty.... Read More
New hybrid buses will help public transit systems go green
November 12, 2009
West Virginia has turned the key toward reduced diesel emissions and better fuel efficiency in its two major public transit systems.... Read More
West Virginia funding program recognized by EPA
December 03, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its highly effective management of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF).... Read More
DEP sponsoring tire collection in Spencer
October 06, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a tire collection in Spencer to rid Roane County of old tires.... Read More
DEP announces CED grant recipients
October 06, 2009
Seventeen individual applicants have been approved for amounts totaling $273,290 in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program, Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman announced.... Read More
Update on Dunkard Creek Fish Kill Investigation
October 05, 2009
The WVDEP continues to work with the WV Division of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency in the investigation of the Dunkard Creek fish kill.... Read More
EPA Approves West Virginia’s Water Quality Standards Rule Changes
September 29, 2009
The USEPA has notified the WVDEP that it found nearly all of the new or revised provisions to the Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards under the state’s Title 47 Legislative Rule were consistent with the Clean Water Act.... Read More
DEP narrows down causes of fish kill
September 25, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection now believes a golden algae bloom is linked to a large fish kill on Dunkard Creek, in northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania.... Read More
DEP actively investigating Dunkard Creek fish kill
September 21, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Natural Resources, along with a number of other agencies, have been actively investigating the cause of a substantial fish kill in Dunkard Creek, in Monongalia County. ... Read More
Deadline extended for comments on guidance document
September 14, 2009
The WV DEP’s Division of Water and Waste Management has extended the deadline for submitting comments on a document developed to provide guidance for generating and trading nutrient reduction credits in West Virginia’s river basins. ... Read More
Tire collection set for Mason County
September 11, 2009
POINT PLEASANT -- The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Joe Manchin’s REAP program are hosting a local tire collection in Mason County.... Read More
Great Kanawha River cleanup needs volunteers
September 08, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring the 20th annual Great Kanawha River cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 12. ... Read More
DEP to offer training in electronic permitting
August 27, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Mining and Reclamation is offering free training in electronic permitting to industry members and consultants. ... Read More
DEP statements regarding story about biologist’s memo
August 26, 2009
Response to an article written by Ken Ward Jr., that appeared in the Aug. 22 Charleston Gazette.... Read More
Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Matching Grants
August 20, 2009
Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, announced the recipients of the Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Matching Grants.... Read More
Water quality data collected
August 20, 2009
Picture taking in West Virginia is in full bloom and the departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation ... Read More
DEP seeking water quality data for West Virginia waters
August 19, 2009
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is compiling water quality data on the state’s streams and lakes for its next Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report.... Read More
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