Notice of Intent to Terminate Permit(s) – UIC 13-268 – Ciris Energy, Inc.

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Notice of Intent to Terminate Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Underground Injection Control Permit(s)

Ciris Energy, Inc. (Ciris) operates one (1) active injection facilities permitted by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program under UIC Permit Number 13-268. This facility injects wastewater and other constituents into subsurface formations through authorization under an individual permit issued by the UIC Program.  This permit requires periodic groundwater and injectate monitoring for various constituents, and periodic reporting of the results to the UIC Program.  The permit also requires periodic testing to ensure the injection wells maintain mechanical integrity, and reporting of these results to the UIC Program.  This notice informs the public of the WDEQ’s intent to terminate Ciris’s UIC Permits for failure to meet the monitoring and reporting conditions in their permits and DEQ’s intent to require reclamation.  A list of all injections wells, including well locations, currently authorized for injection under UIC Permit No. 13-268 are as follows:

Injection Well Name


*Antelope 10J

SWSW, Section 13, T45N R75W

*Antelope 11J

SESW, Section 13, T45N R75W

*Antelope 6J

NWSW, Section 13, T45N R75W

*Antelope 7J

NESW, Section 13, T45N R75W









Ciris was previously provided opportunity to demonstrate compliance on May 1, 2017. Ciris did not respond to the WDEQ’s request to demonstrate compliance with UIC Permits 13-268; therefore, the WDEQ is proceeding with the permit termination process.

The public comment period begins on June 14, 2019 and ends July 15, 2019.  During the thirty (30) day public comment period, any interested person may submit in writing, comments and may request that a public hearing be held. Requests for a public hearing should indicate the name and full mailing address of the individual requesting a hearing, the interest that individual has in the project, and the grounds for holding a public hearing.  All written comments and requests received prior to 5:00 P.M., July 15, 2019 in the Cheyenne office will be considered. Comments submitted by email will not be considered.  Written comments should be directed to Lily R. Barkau, Groundwater Section Manager, Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002 or by fax at 307-635-1784.