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This Week: Comment on Tank & Water Regs; Register for Beckley Policy Forum

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Jul 29, 2015 View / Comment Online Donate

Comment This Week on Tank & Water Regs

The following is an action alert from our friends at the WV Rivers Coalition.

Please Take Action: An Email from You Makes a Difference for Our Water

There are two important water-related rules the public is asked to comment on this week. Please take a few minutes today to lend your voice for clean water!

Tank Rule

This proposed rule governs the registration, standards, and inspections of Aboveground Storage Tanks. Clickhere for our fact sheet.

What you can do:

  • Attend the public hearing on Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. at the WVDEP Headquarters, located at 601 57th Street, SE, Charleston.
  • Email comments by 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30 to Put Aboveground Storage Tank Comments in the subject line.

Tell WVDEP you want your water supply protected through strong regulations of aboveground storage tanks and that you want the rule to:

  1. Not weaken standards for tanks or relax timelines for enforcement;
  2. Provide an opportunity for public notice and comment on amendments to permits and plans before a tank is excused from the Act’s requirements;
  3. Establish registration fees that adequately fund and staff the program; and
  4. Increase bond amounts so that they cover potential liability of a tank failure.

Water Quality Standards Rule

Our State Water Quality Standards set limits for the amount of pollution allowed in our streams. This proposed rule weakens standards for two toxic pollutants: selenium and aluminum.

What you can do:

Email comments by 9 a.m. Friday, July 31 to Put Water Quality Standards Comments in the subject line.

Tell WVDEP that you:

  1. Oppose the proposed emergency rule that significantly weakens the aluminum criteria; there is no emergency and not enough scientific data to support the change.
  2. Oppose the proposed revision to the selenium standard that presents serious challenges to its implementation and enforcement.

Click here for more ideas on talking points.

Thank you for joining us in speaking up for our rivers!

Show Your Support for a Safe Water System: Yard Signs Available

Show your support for a safe water system! Yard signs are available:

* Pick one up at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Blvd West,Charleston, between noon and 8pm on Tuesdays (go to the UUC Office at the back of the parking lot for pick-up).
* Or contact Paul ( to arrange to have a yard sign delivered to you.
* Signs are also available for pick-up at the WV-CAG office, 1500 Dixie Street, Charleston.

Still Time to Register for Our Children, Our Future Public Policy Forums – Thursday Deadline to Register for Beckley Forum

Registration for the Southern Regional Policy Workshop closes on Thursday, July 30.  Register now to join us in Beckley!

Reminder: The new location is at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center

300 University Drive, Beckley, WV

WVRPW Beckley

Click here to learn more about why you should participate in this dynamic form of grassroots activism.  For more details and to register click here.

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