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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced April 25 that it has extended the public comment period for the permit governing the operation of natural gas production facilities located at natural gas well sites.

WVDEP's Division of Air Quality will now take comments on the Class II General Permit G70-A until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17.

The draft General Permit G70-A on the DEP's Web site at http://www.dep.wv.gov/daq/Pages/NSRPermitsforReview.aspx.

Email comments may be sent to Laura.M.Jennings@wv.gov.

Written comments can be sent to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection / Division of Air Quality at 601 57th Street, SE, Charleston, WV 25304, Attention: Laura M. Jennings.

For more information about the permit, contact Jennings at (304) 926-0499 ext. 1217.