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Rulemaking Review Committee Advances Water Quality Standards Changes

On Wednesday the Rulemaking Review Committee of the West Virginia Legislature advanced revisions to the state's water quality standards rule related to human health / consumption.  WV DEP has proposed revisions to 24 human health / exposure standards.  The revisions were supported by the West Virginia Coal Association and were developed by a working group that includes industry, environmental and community representatives.  The rule package will be considered by the full Legislature during the 2021 Regular Session.  More detail on the changes can be found at: https://dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/wqs/Pages/WQSpublicmeetings.aspx