2016 Proposed Rules

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has several public hearings scheduled for its proposed legislative rules. The proposed rules are listed here according to division. All public meetings will be conducted at the DEP's Charleston headquarters, located at 601 57th St., S.E., Charleston, WV, 25304. Copies of the rules are located below and are also available from the Secretary of State's office. You may also obtain hard copies of the information by calling the phone numbers listed below.  

Division of Air Quality

45CSR16 -- Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (Read the proposed rule here)
45CSR18 -- Control of Air Pollution from Combustion of Solid Waste (Read the proposed rule here)
45CSR25 -- Control of Air Pollution from Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (Read the proposed rule here)
45CSR34 -- Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Read the proposed rule here)
45CSR39 -- Control of Annual Nitrogen Oxides Emissions (Read the proposed rule here)
45CSR40 -- Control of Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxides Emissions (Read the proposed rule here)
45CSR41 -- Control of Annual Sulfur Dioxide Emissions (Read the proposed rule here)

The West Virginia Division of Air Quality has scheduled a public hearing on July 6, 2015 for its
2016 proposed legislative rules, which will take place at the Division of Environmental
Protection’s Charleston headquarters, 601 57th Street S.E., Charleston, WV 25304. Oral and
written comments will be limited to the proposed revisions and will be made a part of the
rulemaking record.
 
Division of Water and Waste Management

47CSR2 -- Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards.
Proposed Rule

The public hearing for 47CSR2 is scheduled for July 21, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Coopers Rock Training Room at DEP headquarters in Kanawha City, Charleston. Public comments will be accepted through July 31, 2015. 
 
For more information on this rule, call Laura Cooper at 304-926-0499, ext. 1110.

Division of Water and Waste Management - Environmental Enforcement

47-63 - Relating to Aboveground Storage Tanks (Read the proposed rule here)
47-64 - Relating to Aboveground Storage Tanks, Fee Rule (
Read the proposed rule here)
47-65 - Relating to Aboveground Storage Tanks, CAP rule (
Read the proposed rule here)

The public hearing for the these proposed rules will be held July 30, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in the Coopers Rock Room at DEP headquarters in Kanawha City, WV.


Division of Mining and Reclamation 

38CSR2 -- West Virginia Surface Mining Reclamation Rule (Read the proposed rule here)
47CSR30B -- Administrative Proceedings and Civil Penalty Assessment (Read the proposed rule here)

The public hearing for the DMR proposed rules is scheduled for 6:00PM on Friday, July 24 in the Coopers Rock Training Room at DEP headquarters at 601 57th Street S.E., Charleston, WV 25304.

For more information on this rule call Charlie Sturey at 304-926-0499, ext. 1526.


Office of Oil and Gas

35CSR8-- Rules Governing Horizontal Well Development (Read the proposed rule here)

The public hearing for the Oil and Gas proposed rule is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 in the Coopers Rock Training Room at DEP headquarters at 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV  25304.

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