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The interpretive rule helps avert a special session of the legislature by providing information to tank owners in advance of the release of the permanent rule. WV Rivers had worked to avoid a special session out of concern that the session would re-open the bill before it takes effect.
A copy of the rule can be accessed on the DEP’s Aboveground Storage Tank page at www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/abovegroundstoragetanks/Documents/2014-09-09InterpretiveRulereInspectionsSPRPs.pdf
The rule will be out for public comment for 30 days and a public hearing will be held on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the DEP’s headquarters in the Kanawha City area of Charleston.