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State Water Quality Certification, as required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), has been requested of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) for:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Section 404 Nationwide Permits
for West Virginia,
Federal Register Vol. 85, pg. 57298-57395
(Name of Project)
Department of the Army
Huntington District, Corps of Engineers
502 Eighth Street
Huntington, WV 25701-2070
(Name and address of Applicant)
SCOPE OF CERTIFICATION: Pursuant to Section 401 of the CWA, the State may either certify, certify with conditions, deny, or waive certification of the proposed activity. When issuing certification, the WVDEP may consider the proposed activity’s impact on water resources, fish and wildlife, recreation, critical habitats, wetlands and other natural resources under its jurisdiction. Regulations governing the scope of the WVDEP’s certification, public comment, hearings and appeals are in Title 47, Series 5A.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY: On October 13, 2020, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), requested certification for the re issuance of the Nationwide Permits (NWPs), general conditions, regional conditions, and definitions with some modifications. The 2020 NWPs were published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2020 and are applicable to projects that may result in a discharge into West Virginia waters. This publication of the final NWPs represents the USACE permit for which West Virginia Water Quality Certification (WQC) under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act will be provided.
PROJECT LOCATION: Nationwide permits will be available for use statewide once certified.
INFORMATION AVAILABLE: To view the proposed WQC special and standard conditions, please visit: www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/Documents/2020NWPCert.pdf
COMMENTS: Any interested person may submit written comments on the NWP 401 WQC special and standard conditions by addressing such to the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection during the comment period, which begins with this notice and ends on November 27, 2020. Comments or requests should be emailed to: WQScomments@wv.gov or by mail addressed to:
Secretary, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
ATTN: Christopher Smith, WQS Program
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304-2345