Wyoming Environmental Quality Council

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Wyoming Environmental Quality Council

The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider proposed revisions to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) Water Quality Rules and Regulations at a public hearing to be held on May 23, 2018 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Building, Elk Room, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyoming, commencing at 9:00 a.m. (MST).

The WQD, pursuant to the authority vested in it by Wyoming Statute (W.S.) § 35-11-302, proposes to revise Water Quality Rules and Regulations Chapter 3, Regulations for Permit to Construct, Install or Modify Public Water Supplies, Wastewater Facilities, Disposal Systems, Biosolids Management Facilities, Treated Wastewater Reuse Systems and Other Facilities Capable of Causing or Contributing to Pollution; Chapter 8, Quality Standards for Wyoming Groundwaters; Chapter 9, Wyoming Groundwater Pollution Control Permit; Chapter 11, Design and Construction Standards for Sewerage Systems, Treatment Works, Disposal Systems or Other Facilities Capable of Causing or Contributing to Pollution and Mobile Home Park and Campground Sewerage and Public Water Supply Distribution Systems; Chapter 20, Permitting, Design And Operation Standards, Confined Swine Feeding Operations; Chapter 25, Septic Tanks, Soil Absorption Systems, and Other Small Wastewater Systems; and Chapter 26, Well Construction Standards. The proposed revisions correct cross-references, grammar errors, and formatting inconsistencies. The revised rules meet minimum substantive state statutory requirements in accordance with W.S. § 16-3-103(a)(i)(G). The Department has evaluated the revised rules in accordance with W.S. § 9-5-304, and interested persons may inspect a copy of that evaluation and the proposed rule package at the following address: Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 200 W 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Electronic copies are available at the EQC website identified below. Questions and requests for copies of the proposed rules may be directed to Gina Thompson, Water Quality Division, at (307) 777-7343 (phone) or gina.thompson@wyo.gov (email).

The EQC will consider the proposed rules, written and electronically filed comments, and WDEQ’s Analysis of Comments, along with any modifications proposed by the WDEQ to the draft rules. At the public hearing, statements that focus on previously received comments, the WDEQ’s Analysis of Comments, and issues raised by the analysis will be accepted. The EQC will determine if the record will remain open beyond the close of the scheduled hearing. The EQC may, however, close the record and make a final decision regarding the rules at the conclusion of the hearing. 

Comments on the proposed revisions may be submitted beginning March 21, 2018 and ending at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on May 11, 2018. Written comments should be sent to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W 17th St, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002 or faxed to (307) 635-1784. Electronic comments may only be submitted through and accepted by the WDEQ comment portal provided at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. The WDEQ will file an analysis of comments with the EQC five (5) days before the public hearing. The proposed rules, comments submitted, and the analysis of comments will be posted on the Council’s website at https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx under Docket #18-3102. 

Any person wishing to use a digital presentation during their testimony before the EQC must provide a digital copy to the EQC no less than three (3) days prior to the hearing unless they contact the EQC and request an extension for good cause. Failure to submit a timely digital copy will result in the person not being allowed to use the presentation during their testimony.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.