Notice of Land Quality Advisory Board Meeting - December 14, 2023, 10:00 am (MST)

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Land Quality Advisory Board Meeting - December 14, 2023, 10:00 am (MST)

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, December 14, 2023.  The meeting will be via video conference call.  The major item of discussion will be an introduction and scoping of three draft chapters of new rules for the Source Material Program. House Bill 0061 was approved during the 2023 legislative session and granted authority for the DEQ to promulgate regulations to become an agreement state with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the regulation source material. The following chapters will be presented to the AB for comment and discussion: 1) Chapter 1 – General Provisions; 2) Chapter 6 – Financial Assurance Requirements; and 3) Chapter 9 – Transportation of Radioactive Material. In addition to the Source Material Program rules, the LQD will present proposed revisions to Coal Chapter 14 – Exploration for Coal by Drilling. The proposed revisions to Chapter 14 were drafted in response to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement October 24, 2023 concern letter regarding a previously submitted formal amendment package. The LQD will be seeking the AB’s recommendation to proceed to formal rulemaking for Coal Chapter 14 at this meeting.

The draft rules may be downloaded at https://deq.wyoming.gov/land-quality/proposed-rules-and-regulations/. Comments on the proposed rules may be submitted through the electronic comment portal at https://lq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/ or by mailing them to Land Quality Division, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Comments must be received by the close of business on December 13, 2023. 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 December 14, 2023. 

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. Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.