DEP Public Hearing on State Plan for the Control of Air Pollution from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

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From the DEP Public Notice mailing list:

Proposed Revision to the West Virginia Section 111(d) State Plan 

Control of Air Pollution from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is revising the Clean Air Act § 111(d) State Plan for the Control of Air Pollution from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills. This plan revision incorporates changes made to rule 45 C.S.R. 23 – “Control of Air Pollution from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills”. This rule change requires DAQ to submit a State Plan revision for MSW landfills and conduct a public hearing.

DAQ will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 20, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. on a proposed revised State Plan to implement Emission Guidelines for MSW landfills.

The public hearing is being held to satisfy the requirements for submitting a revised § 111(d) State Plan. The revised plan will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and supplemented by legislative rule 45 C.S.R. 23 – “Control of Air Pollution from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills,” which became effective June 1, 2018. This rule gives West Virginia regulatory authority to adopt, implement and enforce the Emission Guidelines requirements for existing MSW landfills and the New Source Performance Standards for new facilities, either directly through administrative action requiring compliance with 45 C.S.R. 23, or by including such requirements in State permits, where applicable.

The public hearing will be held in the Dolly Sods conference room #1125, at the DEP Charleston headquarters located at 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304 Written and oral comments will be accepted until the close of the hearing on August 20, 2018. Comments will also be accepted by email if transmitted by 5:30 p.m. on August 20, 2018 to

Written comments may also be submitted at the following address:
William F. Durham, Director
Division of Air Quality
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Comments submitted by mail must be postmarked by August 20, 2018. Copies of the proposed revised State Plan will be available for public review on or before August 20, 2018, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality’s Charleston office at the above address, or on the website at
Appendices to the plan will be available upon request.

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