The West Virginia Division of Air Quality will release a new general air quality permit, the G80-A, which will regulate air quality in regard to natural gas production, compressor and dehydration facilities. On February 5, 2014, the DEP will host a meeting to release the draft of the G80-A and cover the timeline, procedures for the official public notice for the draft permit, and subsequent public meetings.
Currently, General Permits G30-D and G35-A cover air quality relating to natural gas compressor facilities while G70-A covers air quality relating to natural gas facilities which are designed and operated for natural gas production at a well site. The general air quality permits currently in existence will continue, but there will be no future registrations, modifications or administrative updates to the G30-D, G35-A or G70-A permits. After the rollout of the new general permit, registrants wishing to modify an existing registration must register under the General Permit G80-A.
The meeting will take place from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. at the DEP’s headquarters and will also be live-streamed over the internet.