Environmental Quality Council Hearing-Water Quality Rules Chapter 3

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Public Notice: Environmental Quality Council Hearing-Water Quality Rules Chapter 3

Wyoming Environmental Quality Council

The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider proposed revisions to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Water Quality Rules at a public hearing on June 14, 2022, at the Capitol Extension Public Meeting Room 5, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, commencing at 9:00 a.m. (MST).

The Water Quality Division (WQD), pursuant to the authority vested in it by Wyoming Statute (W.S.) § 35-11-302, proposes to revise 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. The proposed revisions to Chapter 3 add an exclusion for facilities that accept coal combustion residuals, remove passages that are restatements of the Wyoming Statutes, and reorganize passages and sections within the chapter for clarity. The revised rules meet minimum substantive state statutory requirements in accordance with W.S. § 16-3-103(a)(i)(G). The WDEQ 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 Keenan Hendon, Water Quality Division, at (307) 777-7075 (phone) or keenan.hendon2@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. At the conclusion of the hearing, the EQC may close the record and make a final decision regarding the rule or keep the record open for further proceedings. If the comment period is extended, the extension will be posted on the EQC’s website.

Comments on the proposed rules may be submitted beginning April 14, 2022 and ending at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on May 31, 2022. Written comments should be sent to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W 17th St, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002. 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 prior to the June 14, 2022 public hearing. The proposed rules, comments submitted, and the analysis of comments will be posted on the EQC’s website at https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx under Docket #22-3101.

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 may result in the person not being allowed to use the presentation during their testimony. Individuals may contact Joe Girardin at (307) 777-7170.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Para español, visite http://deq.wyoming.gov/