Draft Permit - UIC Class I - 2021-215 University of Wyoming PRB #1

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Public Notice: Draft Permit - UIC Class I - 2021-215 University of Wyoming PRB #1

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Notice of Proposed Underground Injection Control Permit

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program regulates certain discharges of pollutants into groundwaters of the state. Operators of these discharges are required to receive coverage under a UIC permit. The purpose of this notification is to inform the public that the UIC Program is proposing the issuance of a permit (Permit 2021-215) for the University of Wyoming’s PRB #1 Class I injection well. The UIC program proposes to authorize the injection well permit for this facility. The permit applicant is the University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071. The PRB #1 well is located in the SW¼ SE¼, Section 24, Township 51 North, Range 71 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Campbell County. Injection into the PRB #1 well shall occur for the purpose of injection and interference testing of reservoir and confining zones. Data gathered from this testing will be used to develop models and simulations for the eventual conversion of the well to a Class VI carbon sequestration well.

The public comment period begins October 5, 2021, and ends November 4, 2021. Electronic copies of the proposed permit and relevant application materials are available for review.

During the 30-day public comment period, any interested person may submit written comments on the proposed permit and may request a public hearing be held. Electronic comments may only be submitted through and accepted by the WDEQ comment portal provided at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Requests for public hearings must be made in writing and shall 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.

Requests for a contested case hearing on a permit issuance, denial, revocation, termination, or other final department action appealable to the Council, must be made in writing to the Chairman of the Environmental Quality Council and the WDEQ Director at the address above and state the grounds for the request pursuant to the WDEQ Rules of Practice and Procedure.

All written comments and requests received prior to 5:00 P.M, November 4, 2021 in the Cheyenne office will be considered. Electronic comments may be submitted to the link identified above. Comments submitted by email will not be considered. Written comments may be directed to Troy Sanders, UIC Program Manager, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 200 West 17th Street, 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or by fax at (307) 635-1784. Para español, visit deq.wyoming.gov.

Draft Permit

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendices D-E