WVDEP Sets Water Quality Standards Meeting

During the public meeting, DEP staffers will accept suggestions for criteria changes and additions as part of the upcoming triennial review for West Virginia's Water Quality Standards Rule, which the agency will propose in 2016 for consideration during the 2017 legislative session.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced that its next Water Quality Standards Program quarterly meeting is set for Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at DEP's headquarters in Charleston.

During the public meeting, DEP staffers will accept suggestions for criteria changes and additions as part of the upcoming triennial review for West Virginia's Water Quality Standards Rule, which the agency will propose in 2016 for consideration during the 2017 legislative session. DEP Water Quality Standards staffers also will discuss and answer questions regarding proposed aluminum and selenium aquatic life criteria revisions that will go before the Legislature next year.

Representatives of the Office of Special Reclamation will be on hand to answer questions regarding planned remediation measures for the Martin Creek and Sandy Creek watersheds of Preston and Barbour counties.

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