Public Can Comment on Above Ground Storage Tank Rule
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is taking public comments on the proposed interpretive rule detailing its Aboveground Storage Tank Program, the spill prevention response plan and tank certification requirements.
Comments on the proposed interpretive rule will be taken through Oct. 9, the same day the DEP holds a public hearing about the rule at its headquarters at 6:30 p.m. in Charleston.
The rule was registered with the Secretary of State's office on Tuesday.
Officials at the DEP urge citizens and especially owners of above ground storage tanks to check out the agency's website. The Aboveground Storage Tank page is where to go to register tanks, read answers to frequently asked questions or find a list of contacts for DEP employees who can help with the registration process.
All owners need to register their tanks by October 1.
The rule implements a law passed by the state legislature in response to the Elk River chemical spill in January.
Comments can be taken via email at WVDEPtankrules@wv.gov or mailed to:
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection – Public Information Office
AST Interpretive Rule Comments
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304