The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water and Waste Advisory Board Meeting

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water and Waste Advisory Board Meeting

The Wyoming Water and Waste Advisory Board (WWAB) will meet on December 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Due to public health concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held as a virtual public meeting.

The public is invited to attend remotely and comment on the proposed rules presented to the WWAB for its consideration. Interested parties may contact Gina Thompson at or at (307) 777-7343 for information on how to join the virtual meeting via telephone or Zoom.

An electronic copy of this notice and additional information is located at

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Water Quality Division: The Water Quality Division (WQD) will present proposed revisions to Water Quality Rules and Regulations (WQRR) Chapter 24, Class VI Injection Wells and Facilities, Underground Injection Control Program. The proposed revisions to Chapter 24 include revising definitions, area of review requirements, reporting requirements, and public participation requirements to meet the stringency of the Code of Federal Regulations; revising the requirements for financial assurance instruments for consistency with other divisions within the Department and banking statutes and regulations; and revision or removal of passages for consistency with the Wyoming Statutes. After the presentation, WQD will request that the WWAB consider the proposed revisions and provide advice for consideration to the Environmental Quality Council. Individuals with questions concerning the proposed revisions to Chapter 24 may contact Lily Barkau at (307) 777-7072.

Comments: All written and oral comments received beginning on November 6, 2020 and before the adjournment of the December 16, 2020 WWAB meeting will be considered. The Water Quality Division requests submittal of written and electronic comments by 5:00 p.m. (MST) on December 7, 2020 to ensure inclusion in the analysis of comments presentation to the WWAB.

Written comments regarding the proposed revisions to WQRR Chapter 24 may be directed to Gina Thompson, DEQ/WQD, 200 W 17th Street, Suite 400, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or faxed to (307) 635-1784. Electronic comments may be submitted online at Email comments will not be considered.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Please provide at least three (3) weeks advance notice for such requests.