Associated Press Published

West Virginia DEP Names New Air Quality Director

Department of Environmental Protection, DEP

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is tapping William “Fred” Durham as its director for the Division of Air Quality.

The appointment by Department Secretary Randy Huffman is effective July 1. Durham has served as acting director since Feb. 28, when the former director retired.

Durham served as both the division’s deputy director and assistant director of planning for the past five years. He has worked with the division since 1992.

Before joining the Division of Air Quality, Durham worked in a high-tech segment of the petroleum industry.