Proposed Legislative Rules

2023 Proposed Rules

Division of Air Quality

To read the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's 2023 proposed legislative rules in their entirety, refer to the documents in this section. Copies of the rules are also available from the Secretary of State's office.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has scheduled a public hearing for its 2023 proposed legislative rules to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The public hearing will be held virtually. Instructions for participating and for providing oral comments are provided in the public notice. The public comment period begins June 3, 2022, and ends at the conclusion of the public hearing on July 5, 2022. Written comments may be submitted at any time during the public comment as instructed in the public notice and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 5, 2022. Both oral and written comments will be made part of the rulemaking record. Comments received after the conclusion of the public comment period will not be accepted.


2022 Proposed Rules

Division of Air Quality

To read the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's 2021 proposed legislative rules in their entirety, refer to the document links in this section. Copies of the rules are also available from the Secretary of State's office.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has scheduled a public hearing for its 2022 proposed legislative rules on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 starting at 6 p.m. at WVDEP Headquarters in Charleston, W.Va. Members of the public can also participate online or listen via telephone.

If you wish attend the hearing in-person, the hearing will be held in the Coopers Rock Conference Room at WVDEP Headquarters located at 601 57th St. S.E., Charleston, WV 25304. The room is located in the rear of the building and parking is available.

To participate online or by telephone, registration is required by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. To register, please complete the participant registration form at https://apps.dep.wv.gov/daq-register/attend. To register to speak, please indicate “yes” you want to pro​vide oral comments on the record when you register with the previously provided link. A confirmation e-mail will be sent with information on how to join the public hearing. If you do not have internet access and want to register, please contact Sandie Adkins or Stephanie Hammonds at (304) 926-0475. Registration for the online hearing is required to fulfill the state’s obligation under federal air quality regulations to include a list of participants.

If you wish to speak at the public hearing, verbal testimony is limited to 5 minutes for each witness. If participating virtually, video demonstrations and screen sharing by witnesses is not permitted.

Both oral and written comments will be made part of the rulemaking record. The public comment period begins on June 4, 2021 and closes at the end of the public hearing on July 6, 2021. Written comments may be submitted at any time during the public comment period.

Written comments may be submitted via email to Laura.M.Jennings@wv.gov with "Proposed DAQ 2022 Rule Comments" in the subject line, or by mailing a hard copy of the comments to the attention of Sandra Adkins at the WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304.


Division of Mining and Reclamation

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), Division of Mining and Reclamation (DMR, has scheduled a public hearing for its 2022 proposed legislative rule on Thursday, October 14, 2021 starting at 6 p.m. at WVDEP Headquarters in Charleston, W.Va.

The hearing will be held in the Coopers Rock Conference Room at WVDEP Headquarters located at 601 57th St. S.E., Charleston, WV 25304. The room is located in the rear of the building and parking is available.

Both oral and written comments will be made part of the rulemaking record. The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Written comments may be submitted via email to Charles.S.Sturey@wv.gov with "Proposed DMR Rule 47-30B Comments" in the subject line. Hard copies can be mailed to the attention of Charles Sturey at the WVDEP, Division of Mining and Reclamation, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304.