Notice of Final Adoption: DEQ Rules of Practice and Procedure

Rules of Practice and Procedure Notification

This is a notice of final adoption of revised Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Rules of Practice and Procedure Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9. Chapter was 4 repealed in its entirety and 6 was repealed and replaced with new Chapter 9. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9 were modified in order to adopt as much of the uniform contested case rules developed by Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings as is consistent with the specific and distinct requirements of WDEQ and EQC and state or federal law governing or applicable to WDEQ and EQC, in accordance with W.S. 16-3-103(j). The rules were also modified in order to update and clarify requirements applicable to rulemaking, petitions for award of costs and expenses under W.S. 35-11-437(f), director review involving surface coal mining operations, hearings before the department, and very rare or uncommon areas.

The Environmental Quality Council adopted the modified rules at a public hearing at the Herschler Building, Room 1699, 122 W 25th St, Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 22, 2017. The final rule was filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State on April 24, 2017.

Copies of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Rules of Practice and Procedure are available electronically on the Wyoming Secretary of State website at https://rules.wyo.gov/

If you have any questions concerning this rule adoption, please contact Gina Thompson at 307-777-7343 or at gina.thompson@wyo.gov