RAPID/Hydropower/West Virginia/Water Quality
West Virginia Hydropower Water Quality Assessment(14-WV)
In West Virginia, a hydropower developer may need a Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensed projects that may discharge dredged or fill material into a water of the United States, including wetlands. West Virginia may also require water quality compliance conditions for FERC exempted hydropower projects pursuant to the State’s 30(c) power under the Federal Power Act.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
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