IOGA recently met with representatives from the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to discuss the recent changes to AST Zone Mapping and Extended Effective dates.
As you are aware, the DHHR has recently provided updated mapping information to the DEP concerning changes in the Zones of Critical Concern (ZCCs), Zones of Peripheral Concern (ZPCs), and Wellhead Protection Areas (WPAs). This information is utilized by DEP in the assignment of “levels” to regulated ASTs. You can find additional information and view a map of the 2020 Source Water Coverage Update for ASTs by going to http://tagis.dep.wv.gov/WVWaterPlan and following the instructions on the web site.
The “level” classification previously assigned to ASTs that are located within the new coverage areas will change. WVDEP will incorporate these changes into the AST database and notify AST owners via email of their new AST level, as applicable. The level changes will be effective on January 1, 2021, instead of the October 15, 2020 effective date originally announced.
Click on the links below to find the information you may have missed:
Link to recorded meeting.
WV DEP presentation.
WV DHHR presentation.