Draft Permit - UIC Class V - 5A1-5A2 General Permit

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Public Notice: Public Notice: Draft Permit - UIC Class V - 5A1-5A2 General Permit

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 reauthorization of General Permit 5A1-5A2. This permit covers all existing 5A1 and 5A2 facilities that have previously registered and obtained coverage under this general permit. This permit also covers all new 5A1 and 5A2 facilities that meet the conditions of this General Permit. A list of currently permitted facilities is indicated on Attachment A of this notice. The permit covers 5A1 (Direct Heat Reinjection Facilities) and 5A2 (Heat Pump/Air Conditioner Return Flow Facilities) located within the State of Wyoming.

The public comment period begins November 17, 2021, and ends December 17, 2021. Electronic copies of the proposed permit 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 on permit applications or modifications must be made in writing to the administrator and shall state the reasons for the request. Requests for public hearings on permit issuance, denial, revocation, termination, or any other department action appealable to the Council, shall be made in writing to the Chairman of the Environmental Quality Council (Chairman, Wyoming Environmental Quality Council, 2300 Capitol Ave., Hathaway Bldg. 1st, Room 136, Cheyenne, WY 82002) and the WDEQ Director (Director, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002) and state the grounds for the request. The Council shall hold hearings pursuant to the WDEQ Rules of Practice and Procedure.

All written comments and requests received prior to 5:00 P.M, December 17, 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, P.G., 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

Attachment A