MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --Â Smoking in bars, and most hotel and motel rooms would no longer be allowed in Berkeley County, W.Va., if changes to clean-air rules being considered by the Berkeley County Board of Health are adopted.
The Board of Health voted on Monday to start a 30-day public comment period beginning today for the draft of proposed revisions to the Berkeley County Clean Air Regulation.
Public hearings on the regulation changes proposed have not yet been scheduled, but Berkeley County Health Department Administrator Bill Kearns said he hoped to be able to schedule more than one forum to receive comments from the community.
The proposed regulations will be posted on the agency's Web site, www.bchealthdept.org. Copies of the draft will be available at the agency's clinical services building off South Queen Street at 800 Emmett Rousch Drive and at Berkeley County's administrative office building at 400 W. Stephen St., Kearns said.