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Chapter 22     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

ARTICLE 1A. PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY PROTECTION.

ARTICLE 2. ABANDONED MINE LANDS AND RECLAMATION ACT.

ARTICLE 3. SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT.

ARTICLE 3A. OFFICE OF EXPLOSIVES AND BLASTING.

ARTICLE 4. QUARRY RECLAMATION ACT.

ARTICLE 5. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL.

ARTICLE 6. OFFICE OF OIL AND GAS; OIL AND GAS WELLS; ADMINISTRATION; ENFORCEMENT.

ARTICLE 6A. NATURAL GAS HORIZONTAL WELL CONTROL ACT.

ARTICLE 6B. OIL AND GAS HORIZONTAL WELL PRODUCTION DAMAGE COMPENSATION.

ARTICLE 7. OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION DAMAGE COMPENSATION.

ARTICLE 8. TRANSPORTATION OF OILS.

ARTICLE 9. UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE RESERVOIRS.

ARTICLE 10. ABANDONED WELL ACT.

ARTICLE 11. WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT.

ARTICLE 11A. CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION.

ARTICLE 12. GROUNDWATER PROTECTION ACT.

ARTICLE 13. NATURAL STREAMS PRESERVATION ACT.

ARTICLE 14. DAM CONTROL ACT.

ARTICLE 15. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 15A. THE A. JAMES MANCHIN REHABILITATION ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN.

ARTICLE 16. SOLID WASTE LANDFILL CLOSURE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 17. UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK ACT.

ARTICLE 18. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 19. HAZARDOUS WASTE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND.

ARTICLE 20. ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE.

ARTICLE 21. COALBED METHANE WELLS AND UNITS.

ARTICLE 22. VOLUNTARY REMEDIATION AND REDEVELOPMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 22A. WEST VIRGINIA LIMITED LIABILITY FOR PERSONS RESPONDING TO OIL DISCHARGES ACT.

ARTICLE 22B. UNIFORM ENVIRONMENTAL COVENANTS ACT.

ARTICLE 23. KYOTO PROTOCOL; ENFORCEMENT PROHIBITIONS.

ARTICLE 23A. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.

ARTICLE 24. SMALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL LOAN PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 25. ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 26. WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION ACT.

ARTICLE 27. ENVIRONMENTAL GOOD SAMARITAN ACT.

ARTICLE 28. COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PROJECTS.

ARTICLE 30. THE ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK ACT.

ARTICLE 31. THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION ACT.

ARTICLE 29. GREEN BUILDINGS MINIMUM ENERGY STANDARDS.

§22-29-1. Short title and effective date.

This article is called the Green Buildings Act and is effective July 1, 2012.

§22-29-2. Findings and purpose.

(a) The Legislature finds that:

(1) Encouraging the construction of energy-efficient public buildings is in the public interest and promotes the general welfare of the people of the state.

(2) Efficient energy use by public buildings contributes substantially to improving the environment.

(3) Public buildings can be built in accordance with energy- efficient standards.

(b) This article is enacted to more efficiently spend public funds and protect the health and welfare of West Virginia residents.

§22-29-3. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(a) "ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute;

(b) "ASHRAE" means the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers;

(c) "IESNA" means the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America;

(d) "ICC" means the International Code Council; and

(e) "Public agency" means an agency of the state and political subdivisions, public institutions of higher education and boards of education.

§22-29-4. Minimum energy standards for new building construction projects of public agencies.

All new building construction projects of public agencies that have not entered the schematic design phase prior to July 1, 2012, or any building construction project receiving state grant funds and appropriations, including public schools, that have not entered the schematic design phase prior to July 1, 2012, shall be designed and constructed complying with the ICC International Energy Conservation Code, adopted by the State Fire Commission, and the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007: Provided, That if any construction project has a commitment of federal funds to pay for a portion of such project, this section shall only apply to the extent such standards are consistent with the federal standards.

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