Proposed Permit for Grass Creek Industrial Landfill

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Proposed Permit for Grass Creek Industrial Landfill

In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and
Chapter 1 of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations, Merit Energy Company has submitted a
renewal permit application for the Grass Creek Industrial Landfill.

This facility provides for the disposal of petroleum contaminated wastes, exploration
and production Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) - exempt wastes, plastic,
fiberglass, non-friable asbestos, petroleum contaminated soils, wood, non-recyclable items, and
other inert wastes which have been generated within the Grass Creek, Gooseberry, Hamilton
Dome, Pitchfork, Spring Creek, Steamboat Butte, Circle Ridge, and Maverick Springs production
fields. The 20.49 acre facility is located in the Grass Creek oil field off Grass Creek Road
approximately 20 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Wyoming. More specifically, this facility is
located in the SE ¼ SW ¼ of Section 19, Township 46 North, Range 98 West, in Hot Springs
County, Wyoming. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 151,000 cubic
yards. The life of the facility is estimated to be 43 years.

The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ)
has issued a proposed permit for this facility. Copies of the application and the proposed
permit can be viewed at DEQ’s Cheyenne office.

Any interested person has the right to file written comments, including objections on
the proposed permit. The period for providing comments on the proposed permit shall begin
on July 7, 2022 and end on August 15, 2022. Any written comments must be received by 5:00
PM on the last day of the notice period. Comments must be submitted in writing to the
Department of Environmental Quality, Todd Parfitt, Director, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne,
WY 82002 or submitted using the DEQ comment portal provided at

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