West Virginia

Department of
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DHHR Press Release -- DHHR to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Source Water Protection Plans for McDowell County PSD Bartley, McDowell County PSD Berwind, Town of Oceana PSD, and Town of Pineville PSD


The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health Services will hold a public hearing on Friday, September 30, 2016, to discuss draft Source Water Protection Plans for the McDowell County Public Service District Bartley, the McDowell County Public Service District Berwind, the Town of Oceana Public Service District, and the Town of Pineville Public Service District.

The intent of a Source Water Protection Plan is to identify strategies to minimize potential threats to source water and prepare for spills or other emergencies that could affect water service. If approved, the Plan would be valid for three years.

The public hearing will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the McDowell County Health Center, Rt. 103, Wilcoe, WV.

Public comments, which will be considered by DHHR during the review process, may be submitted during the September 30, 2016 hearing or in writing by October 14, 2016 via mail, fax or email. Written comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the writer and a concise statement of the nature of the issues being raised. Issues should be kept relevant to the draft plan.

Persons interested in submitting comments may do so by using one of the following means: 
• U.S. Mail: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Environmental Health, 350 Capitol Street, Room 313, Charleston, WV 25301-   3713 Attn: Source Water Protection Program
• Fax: 304-558-4322 with “Protection Plan Comments” written near the top
• Email: EEDSourceWaterProtection@wv.gov with “Protection Plan Comments” in the subject line

Questions regarding how to submit comments for the public hearing may be directed to (304) 356-4270.

Public copies of the Source Water Assessment Plans will be available at the Region 1 Planning and Development Council website:  http://www.regiononepdc.org/plans.

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899

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