The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection\u2019s Division of Water and Waste Management is accepting recommendations for revisions to Legislative Rule 47CSR2, \u201cRequirements Governing Water Quality Standards.\u201d\r\nThis rule establishes requirements governing standards of water quality for the surface waters of the state. State water quality standards are developed to help protect and preserve water quality necessary to meet and maintain designated or assigned uses such as swimming, recreation, public water supply, and\/or aquatic life.\r\nDEP is accepting these recommendations for suggested rule changes in preparation for the Water Quality Standards Triennial Review, as required by the federal Clean Water Act. DEP reviews these recommendations before deciding what changes will be proposed in 2016 for the 2017 legislative session.\r\nDEP will accept written recommendations and any supporting scientific information through Sept. 30. Comments can be emailed to Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:\r\nLaura Cooper Water Quality Standards, DWWM WV Department of Environmental Protection 601 57th St., S.E. Charleston, WV 25304\r\nAdditional information about the West Virginia Water Quality Standards Program can be found at: http:\/\/www.dep.wv.gov\/WWE\/Programs\/wqs\/.\r\nFor more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching \u201cEnvironment Matters.\u201d For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.