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 Monday, September 26, 2016, to discuss draft Source Water Protection Plans for the Pocahontas County Public Service District, the City of Marlinton, the Cheat Mountain Water System, and the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.
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 Monday, September 26, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Town of Marlinton’s Municipal Auditorium, which is located upstairs in the Town Hall building, 709 2nd Avenue, Marlinton, WV. Access is also available by elevator at the back of building.
Public comments, which will be considered by DHHR during the review process, may be submitted during the September 26, 2016 hearing or in writing by October 10, 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 protections plans for the systems will be made available on the West Virginia Planning and Development Councils Region 4 web site at: http://www.reg4wv.org/.