Please be informed that IOGA will be hosting a very important ZOOM meeting on Thursday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon 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.

Advance registration is required to attend this Zoom meeting.  Please use the link provided here to register. You will have an opportunity to propose questions for the agencies to address through the registration process.

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 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.