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AIR QUALITY PERMIT NOTICE
 
Notice of Intent to Approve
 
On November 20, 2014, Cone Midstream Partners LP applied to the WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for a permit to construct and operate a natural gas dehydration facility located at 183 Kemper Run Road, Camden, Lewis County, WV at latitude 39.098238 and longitude -80.584842.  A preliminary evaluation has determined that all State and Federal air quality requirements will be met by the proposed facility.  The DAQ is providing notice to the public of its preliminary determination to issue the permit as R13 -3227.
 
The following potential emissions will be authorized by this permit action:  Particulate Matter less than 10 microns, 0.17 tons per year (TPY); Particulate Matter, 0.17 TPY; Sulfur Dioxide, 0.22 TPY; Oxides of Nitrogen, 2.93 TPY; Carbon Monoxide, 22.29 TPY; Volatile Organic Compounds, 24.29 TPY; Carbon Dioxide Equivalents, 4,778.68 TPY; and Total Hazardous Air Pollutants which includes Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene, Hexane, 2,2,4 - Trimethylpentane, 4.79 TPY of which less than 1.0 TPY will be Benzene.
 
Written comments or requests for a public meeting must be received by the DAQ before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015.  A public meeting may be held if the Director of the DAQ determines that significant public interest has been expressed, in writing, or when the Director deems it appropriate.
 
The purpose of the DAQ's permitting process is to make a preliminary determination if the proposed construction will meet all State and Federal air quality requirements.  The purpose of the public review process is to accept public comments on air quality issues relevant to this determination.  Only written comments received at the address noted below within the specified time frame, or comments presented orally at a scheduled public meeting, will be considered prior to final action on the permit.  All such comments will become part of the public record.
 
Edward S. Andrews, P.E.
WV Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV  25304
Telephone:  304/926-0499, ext. 1214
FAX:  304/926-0478
 
Additional information, including copies of the draft permit, application and all other supporting materials relevant to the permit decision may be obtained by contacting the engineer listed above.  The draft permit and engineering evaluation can be downloaded at:
www.dep.wv.gov/daq/Pages/NSRPermitsforReview.aspx 2-1


PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
OF WEST VIRGINIA
CHARLESTON
CASE NO. 15-0003-G-42T
MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY
In the matter of increased rates and charges.
and
CASE NO. 15-0048-G-D
MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY
Application to change depreciation rates.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT HEARINGS
AND EVIDENTIARY HEARING
On January 5, 2015, Mountaineer Gas Company (Mountaineer) made a Rule 42 tariff filing to increase gas rates and charges seeking an additional $12.2 million in annual revenue, or an approximate 4.7 percent increase on a total-Company basis over current rates (based on a future test year) for furnishing natural gas service to approximately 221,000 customers in Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia.
On January 20, 2015, Mountaineer filed an application to request revised depreciation rates under Rule 20 of the Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, 150 C.S.R. Series 1 (Procedural Rules). Mountaineer stated that the revised depreciation rates require an approximate $800,000 decrease in annual depreciation expenses.
By Order issued January 30, 2015, the Commission suspended the proposed rates and charges until 12:01 a.m. on November 2, 2015.
The Commission will hold the following afternoon and evening public comment hearings and the evidentiary hearing:
Huntington, WV Public Comment hearing - Monday, June 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Cabell County Courthouse, Courtroom No. 1, 2nd Floor, 750 5th Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia

Beckley, WV Public Comment hearing - Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Raleigh County Convention Center, Beckley Convention Center — Room A&B, 200 Armory Drive, Beckley, West Virginia
Wheeling, WV Public Comment hearing - Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Ohio County Courthouse, Judge Mazzone's Courtroom, 1500 Chaplin St., Wheeling, West Virginia
Charleston, WV Public Comment hearing - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Public Service Commission Hearing Room, 201 Brooks St. Charleston, West Virginia
Evidentiary hearing in Charleston WV - Wednesday, July 15-17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., Public Service Commission Hearing Room, 201 Brooks St. Charleston, West Virginia
Interested persons may attend any of the public comment hearings and make public comment. Members of the public may also observe the evidentiary hearing
MOUNTAINEER GAS COMPANY 2-1


NOTICE TO ARCHITECTS

Pursuant to West Virginia Code Article 1, Chapter5G, The Lewis County Board of Education is seeking expressions of interest from architectural firms for professional services to plan, design, and provide construction administration for the following project: Renovations to the Weston National Guard Armory, 40 Armory Road, Weston, WV.

Architects are invited to submit three (3) copies of their expression of interest, to include a statement of qualifications, performance data and other material information desired no later than 3:00 P.M., June 2nd, 2016 at the Lewis County Board of Education office, Attention: Dr. Joseph Mace, Superintendent /L.D. Skarzinski, Facilities Director, 239 Court Street, Weston, WV 26452. For additional information, contact L.D. Skarzinski at the Lewis County Board of Education Office, at 304-269-8300.

An administrative selection team will evaluate the submitted statements of qualifications and conduct interviews with at least three of the professional firms deemed to be the most qualified. Firms will be ranked and the recommendation by the selection team will be made to the Lewis County Board of Education.

The Lewis County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all statements received and to make the award in any manner deemed by it, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of Lewis County Schools and in accordance with WV Code 5G-1-3. 2-2


"NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING"
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public hearing on June 18, 2015, at 1:30 pm to discuss the Draft Fiscal Year 2016 Intended Use Plan for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program (CWSRF). A part of the Intended Use Plan is the Fiscal Year 2016 Priority List. The hearing will take place at the DEP headquarters in Charleston in the Dolly Sods Conference Room (Room #1125). A copy of the draft Fiscal Year 2016 Intended Use Plan is available, and may be requested by calling, writing or sending an email request to the address below. The plan can also be viewed on DEP's web site.

Contact
Katheryn Emery
WV Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water & Waste Management
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 926-0499 Ext. 1596
Katheryn.D.Emery@wv.gov 2-2


NOTICE OF TRUSTEES' SALE

By virtue of that certain deed of trust dated April 27, 2012, made by Nelson E. Bailey and Heather McCown, to W. T. Weber, Jr., and W. T. Weber, III, Trustees, which said deed of trust is of record in the office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Lewis County, West Virginia, in Trust Deed Book No. 390, at page 320, and by which said deed of trust there was conveyed to W. T. Weber, Jr. and W. T. Weber, III, Trustees, all of the following tracts or parcels of real estate, together with appurtenant rights, more particularly described in said deed of trust as follows:
"'...all those certain tracts, lot or parcels of land, together with improvements thereon and the appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate, lying and being in on Alum Fork of Leading Creek, Freemans Creek Rural District, Lewis County, West Virginia, and more particularly described as follows:

FIRST TRACT: Being "First Tract" designated on a plat made by J. H. Flesher, Surveyor, in May, 1926, as "Charles B. Rohr 20 Acres", and bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a post in the line of Fleet West lot, thence S. 7° 30' W. 3.21 poles to a stone; thence S. 19° E. 8.50 poles to a post; thence S. 34°E. 10 poles to a stake; thence S. 18° E. 10.25 poles to a stake; thence S. 21° 15' E. 16 poles to a post; thence S. 27° E. 12.11 poles to a post; thence N. 77° E. 4 poles to a stake, center of road; thence S. 20° E. 7.13 poles to a stake in place of Plum tree; thence S. 72° W. 3.50 poles to stake at bridge; thence S. 76° W. 16.77 poles to a Hickory; thence N. 35° 30' W. 7.30 poles to a wild cherry; thence N. 70° 45' W. 28.06 poles to a White oak; thence N. 51° 10' W. 14.12 poles to a White oak; thence N. 70° W. 33.66 poles to a stake; thence N. 38° 10' E. 36.97 poles to a stone; N 88° 30' E. 41.38 poles to the beginning, containing 20 acres.

There is EXCEPTED AND RESERVED from the First Tract herein conveyed all the coal, oil and gas, together with all rights necessary for removing all of said coal, oil and gas, and without liability for damage to the surface on account of said mining operations, according to a deed from George W. Crook to Harvey F. Hartley and Charles B. Rohr, dated November 14, 1921, and recorded in Deed Book 107, at Page 503, to which reference is here made.

SECOND TRACT: All that lot or parcel of land hereby conveyed situate on Leading Creek, said District, County and State, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the bridge across Alum Fork of Leading Creek on the Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike as now located, and running with said Pike in a Westerly direction to the line of Rohr; thence with said Rohr line in an easterly direction to Alum Fork at the point where the bridge formerly stood; thence with Alum Fork to the beginning."

The real property hereinbefore described was conveyed as aforesaid to secure the Citizens Bank of Weston, Inc., in the payment of that certain note recited and described in said deed of trust, and all amendments, replacements or renewals thereof, and which said note, and/or renewals and/or replacements thereof, being long since due and payable, and default having been made in the payment thereof, the undersigned Trustees, having been requested so to do, will, on the 22nd day of May, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Courthouse of Lewis County, in the City of Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand on day of sale, the hereinbefore described real estate. The deed which will be delivered by said Trustees at the time of sale will be made subject to such exceptions, reservations, limitations, conditions, rights of way, easements and other servitudes, if any, contained in the chain of title to the real estate aforesaid and subject to all unpaid ad valorem taxes.
W. T. WEBER, JR., Trustee
W. T. WEBER, III, Trustee 1-2


Notice

The Police Civil Service Commission of the City of Weston, West Virginia will give a competitive written examination and physical agility test for the position of patrolman. The PAT (physical agility test) will be administered at a later date. The written police civil service exam will be at West Hall, 206 E2nd Street, Weston, Lewis county, West Virginia at 6:30 p.m. Friday May 22, 2015. Upon completing the Police civil service exam, applicants' test scores will be posted at the Weston City building within 24 hours. Those that pass the written exam will move onto the next step in the hiring process.
BENEFITS: 20 Year Pension Plan
Life and Health Insurance
Vacation and Sick Leave

REQUIREMENTS: Between the ages of 18-40
High school graduate or GED although additional education and work experience is strongly preferred
Must have good English writing and verbal skills
Must be a born or naturalized U.S. citizen
Must never have been convicted of any
felony or serious misdemeanor convictions or arrests to include convictions or arrests involving domestic violence situations
Must possess a valid driver's license and a valid West Virginia driver's license upon graduation from the academy

All applicants must present at the time of testing a certified copy of Birth Certificate, a valid Driver's License and are required to present a certified copy of an Honorable Discharge (DD214) from the Military if extra five (5) points are desired upon passage of written examination.

Those arriving after 6:30 p.m. will not be tested.

Applications may be obtained at the City of Weston Municipal Building and must be returned by Wednesday, May 20 , 2015 at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions please call city clerk, Kristin Droppleman, at (304) 269-6141.

Glenn Brown, Jr. President
Stephen Garton, Commissioner
Rudy Root, Commissioner
Randall Z. Posey, Chief of Police
Kristin Droppleman, Weston City Clerk 1-2


 

PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES
WEST VIRGINIA-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY

Notice is hereby given that WEST VIRGINIA-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY, a public utility, has filed with the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA a tariff containing a requested increase in rates, tolls, and charges for furnishing water service to approximately 168,000 customers in Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mercer, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Wayne and Webster Counties.

The tariff filing will also directly or indirectly affect those customers of the following public service districts, regional development authorities, municipalities or other governmental subdivisions who, under agreements approved by the Public Service Commission, are charged water rates that are in whole or in part based on the rates of the Company:

Boone County Public Service District Cumberland Public Service District
Jumping Branch-Nimitz Public Service District Kanawha County Regional Development Authority
Lashmeet Public Service District Lewis County Economic Development Authority
New Haven Public Service District (Fayette County)

Some of the customers receiving service from these entities under Operation and Maintenance Agreements with the Company also pay a surcharge in addition to the metered water rates. These surcharge amounts were approved by the Public Service Commission in prior cases, and those surcharges will not increase or otherwise be affected by this filing.

The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective May 30, 2015, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission, and will produce, on a total Company basis, $35,472,154 annually in additional revenues, or an overall increase in revenues of approximately 28.18 %, with such revenues being collected from the customers as more fully described herein. The Company expects that the Commission will order the suspension of the new rates and charges for the full 300-day suspension period under W. Va. Code §24-2-4a, or until February 24, 2016.

The following schedule shows the change from rates currently in effect based on representative levels of consumption and the monthly dollar and percentage changes if the full rate increase is granted.

West Virginia (except Cumberland Proposed Present Percentage
and Upper Kanawha Valley) D Rates Difference
Rates Difference
RESIDENTIAL
Minimum Bill (1,500 Gallons) $30.06 $23.20 $6.86 29.57%
4,000 Gallons (App. 5.33 CCF) $63.40 $48.93 $14.47 29.57%
4,500 Gallons (App. 6.0 CCF) $70.07 $54.07 $16.00 29.59
7,500 Gallons (App. 10 CCF) $110.07 $84.95 $25.15 29.57%
10,000 Gallons (App. 13.33 CCF) $143.41 $110.67 $32.74 29.58%

The average bills for larger customers will vary as a result of the tariff change based on both consumption and meter size. At representative levels of consumption (and assuming a standard meter size for that level of consumption), the monthly dollar and percentage changes for those customers are:

Proposed Present Percentage
D Rates Difference
Rates Difference
Commercial
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.67 CCF) $320.38 $247.25 $73.13 29.58%
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.67 CCF) $629.35 $485.70 $143.65 29.58
100,000 Gallons (App. 133.33 CCF) $1,068.40 $824.55 $243.85 29.57%
250,000 Gallons (App. 333.33 CCF) $2,385.55 $1,841.10 $544.45 29.57%

INDUSTRIAL
2,000,000 Gallons (App. 2,666 CCF) $15,775.38 $12,174.96 $3,600.42 29.57%
10,000,000 Gallons (App. 13,333 CCF) $64,654.38 $49,897.96 $14,756.42 29.57%
25,000,000 Gallons (App. 33,333 CCF) $126,994.38 $98,008,96 $28,985.42 29.57%
40,000,000 Gallons (App. 53,333 CCF) $189,334.38 $146,119.96 $43,214.42 29.57%

SALE FOR RESALE
1,000,000 Gallons (App. 1,333 CCF) $9,347.05 $7,213.70 $2,133.35 29.57%
7,500,000 Gallons (App. 10,000 CCF) $52,786.55 $40,739.40 $12,047.15 29.57%
15,000,000 Gallons (App. 20,000 CCF) $91,071.05 $70,287.90 $20,783.15 29.57%
25,000,000 Gallons (App. 33,333 CCF) $138,171.05 $106,640.90 $31,530.15 29.57%

OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITY
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.67 CCF) $320.38 $247.25 $73.13 29.58%
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.67 CCF) $629.35 $485.70 $143.65 29.58%
100,000 Gallons (App. 133.33 CCF) $1,068.40 $824.55 $243.85 29.57%
250,000 Gallons (App. 333.33 CCF) $2,385.55 $1,841.10 $544.45 29.57%
Rates for private fire protection will increase 29.58 %.

CUMBERLAND (all Customers)
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
Minimum Bill (1,500 Gallons) $17.40 $11.60 $5.80 50.00%
4,000 Gallons (App. 5.33 CCF) $29.32 $19.20 $10.12 52.71%
4,500 Gallons (App. 6.00 CCF) $31.71 $21.10 $10.61 50.28%
7,500 Gallons (App. 10.00 CCF) $46.01 $32.50 $13.51 41.57%
10,000 Gallons (App. 13.33 CCF) $57.94 $42.00 $15.94 37.95%
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.66 CCF) $105.63 $80.00 $25.63 32.04%
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.66 CCF) $229.36 $178.00 $51.36 28.85%
Rates for private fire protection will increase 50.00 %.

UPPER KANAWHA VALLEY (all Customers)
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
Minimum Bill (1,500 Gallons) $30.06 $22.04 $8.02 36.39%
4,000 Gallons (App. 66.67 CCF) $63.04 $46.48 $16.92 36.40%
4,500 Gallons (App. 133.33 CCF $70.07 $51.37 $18.70 36.40%
7,500 Gallons (App. 10.00 CCF) $110.07 $80.70 $29.37 36.39%
10,000 Gallons (App. 13.33 CCF) $143.41 $105.14 $38.27 36.40%
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.66 CCF) $276.76 $202.91 $73.85 29.57%
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.66 CCF) $585.73 $429.43 $156.30 29.57%

The Company's sale for resale customers include Bluefield Valley Water Works Company, Putnam PSD,
Lavalette PSD, Flatwoods Canoe Run PSD, and Aqua Ohio Water, Jane Lew PSD, Lincoln PSD, Queen Shoals PSD, and City of Hurricane. The rates for Lavalette PSD are set by contract approved by the Commission and are not subject to this increase.

The rate increases shown above are based on averages for customers in the indicated class at varying usages. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change (increase or decrease) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. Any increase in rates and charges will not become effective until authorized and approved by the Public Service Commission. If a hearing is conducted, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.

A complete copy of the Company's tariff proposals and a representative of the Company to provide information concerning this tariff are available to all customers, prospective customers or their agents at the following offices:

West Virginia-American Water West Virginia-American Water
Central Division Western Division
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 4002 Ohio River Road
Charleston, WV 25302 Huntington, WV 25702

West Virginia-American Water West Virginia-American Water
Southern Division Northern Division
12 Mile Road @ Route 460 1243 U.S. Highway 19 South
Princeton, West Virginia 24740 Weston, West Virginia 26452

Copies of the tariffs have also been delivered to representatives of the aforementioned public service districts and entities for public inspection at their respective offices.

Anyone desiring to intervene and act as a party in either of these cases should file on or before July 29, 2015 a Petition to Intervene complying with the Commission rules on intervention in the Rules of Practice and Procedure, 150 C.S.R. 1. Anyone desiring to protest should file a written protest as soon as possible although protests will be accepted by the Commission through the pendency of this proceeding. All written protests should briefly state the reason for the protest. All protests and Petitions to Intervene should clearly state the case name and number and be addressed to Ingrid Ferrell, Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323.
A copy of this tariff is also available for public inspection at the Offices of the Secretary of the Public Service Commission at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301.
This is 90 days after the filing, and 30 days after the 60-day period we'll have requested to complete our bill-insert individual notice. 1-2


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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