The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is a regulatory body tasked with protecting the state’s water, land, and air. It provides permits in a bid to maintain the beauty, integrity, and health of West Virginia. This video explains what the DEP permits in West Virginia entail.
Residents of West Virginia can acquire different types of permits for various activities and facilities to ensure that discharges in the soil, water, and air remain under acceptable standards.
Compliance with the DEP permits guarantees that applicants observe all the federal and state environmental laws while reducing their effects on the environment.
Recently, the WVDEP approved a key permit required to facilitate the separation of highways to pave the way for constructing the 522 bypass in the US. An acting director in the division of waste and water management office said the division of highways has a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general stormwater permit affiliated to Construction Stormwater General Permit.
The stormwater permit was released under specialized conditions like the fact that the DOH will present a revised application that has a comprehensive GWP (Groundwater Protection Plan) and an SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan).