SB373 HFA Manchin and Craig 3-5 #1                         RFW

    Delegates Manchin and Craig move to amend the Finance Committee amendment as follows:

    On page eighty-three, section nine, beginning on line twenty-two and continuing through line eighty-four, line eight, by striking out section nine in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Ҥ22-31-9. Prohibition of general NPDES permits within a Zone of Critical Concern for sites with aboveground storage tanks; and authorizing the Division of Environmental Protection to require individual NPDES permit for any other site when deemed appropriate.

    Because of the potential public health impact of pollution to downstream public water intakes in a watershed basin designated in an area of critical concern, on and after September 1, 2014, any permittee which presently holds a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit pursuant to the West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act which has an aboveground storage tank as defined by Article 30 of this Chapter on a site which is located within any public water system’s Zone of Critical Concern must apply for and hold an individual permit under that Act. The secretary shasll also have the authroity to require other holders of a general NPDES permit to obtain an individual NPDES permit, when deemed appropriate to protec the public water supply. Any general NPDES permit held currently under that act shall remain in effect until the individual NPDES permit is either issued or denied.”