Notice of LQD Advisory Board Meeting - June 23, 2022

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: LQD Advisory Board Meeting - June 23, 2022

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Land Quality Division (LQD), will hold an Advisory Board (AB) Meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  The meeting will be held via conference call.  The major item of discussion will be a presentation to scope revisions to Noncoal Chapter 2 that includes provisions for the use of inert materials as backfill at noncoal mine sites and revisions to Coal Chapter 11 and Noncoal Chapter 6 that includes provisions for voluntary irrevocable assigned trusts to be used as a new type of acceptable bond instrument for reclamation purposes. The proposed revisions were drafted in response new legislation contained in HB0123 and HB0045 that were passed during the 2022 legislative session. The LQD will be seeking comments and input on the proposed rules to continue developing the draft rules before seeking a recommendation to proceed to formal rulemaking at a later Advisory Board meeting.

The proposed rules may be downloaded at https://deq.wyoming.gov/land-quality/proposed-rules-and-regulations/. Comments on the proposed rules may be sent to Land Quality Division, 200 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, or by using the electronic comment portal at https://lq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/comment/search. Comments must be received by the close of business on June 22, 2022. To participate in the meeting please contact Craig Hults at (307) 777-7066 or by e-mail at craig.hults@wyo.gov.  Dial-in information will be provided to those that request access to the conference call prior to June 23, 2022.  Interested parties may also attend the conference call in person at Room 211, 200 W. 17th St., Cheyenne, WY 82002 subject to any COVID-19 restrictions that may be necessary.

Check the LQD’s webpage for information regarding possible cancellation or delayed schedule of this meeting.

In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.