Marion

Public Notice

WVDEP
Public Information Office
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
304-926-0449
Newspaper:
Times West Virginian
Date of Publication:
Friday, June 11, 2021
PUBLIC NOTICE – AVAILABILITY OF
DRAFT RESTORATION PLAN AND
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
The Fairmont Coke Works Natural Resource Trustee Council, represented by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (on behalf of the State of West Virginia) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (on behalf of the Department of the Interior), has prepared a Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) proposing alternatives for restoring natural resources and compensating for losses resulting from the contamination and subsequent remedial activities of the Fairmont Coke Works/Sharon Steel Superfund Site located in Fairmont, WV. The purpose of the proposed action—to be funded by a $500,000 compensation payment as part of a Consent Decree for natural resource damages at the Site—is to restore, replace, or acquire the equivalent of natural resources injured as a result of contaminant releases from the Site.
The Draft RP/EA is available for public review and comment at this time. The Trustees believe that public comment and input is critical to the success of this RP/EA and will consider all comments received from the public. Comments received by the Trustees will be addressed in the Final RP/EA and incorporated as appropriate.
Site Location: Fairmont Coke Works/Sharon Steel
Superfund Site
Lafayette Street
Fairmont, Marion County, WV
Draft RP/EA Availability:
Interested individuals may review the Draft RP/EA at the following locations:
Marion County Public Library
321 Monroe Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
WVDEP Website
https://dep.wv.gov/dlr/oer/newsandupdates/Documents/Draft%20Restoration%20Plan%20and%20Environmental%20Assessment.pdf
Additionally, interested individuals may also request an electronic or hard copy of the Draft RP/EA by contacting:
Jake McDougal
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Jason.S.McDougal@wv.gov
304-389-7596
Submission of Comments:
Written comments must be emailed or postmarked no later than Monday, July 12, 2021. Please include your name, address, and telephone number with comments to:
Jake McDougal
WVDEP
2031 Pleasant Valley Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Jason.S.McDougal@wv.gov
304-389-7596
Times: June 11, 2021