Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District No.1 Renewal Permit

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District No.1

In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1 of the Solid Waste Rules, the Sweetwater County Solid Waste Disposal District No.1 has submitted a renewal permit application for the Rock Springs Industrial storage / transfer / treatment facility.

This facility provides for the transfer / treatment / disposal of non-hazardous petroleum contaminated soils (PCS), drilling fluids, produced water and storm water runoff (liquid wastes) which have been generated within parts of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. The 25-acre facility is located approximately 5 miles SW of Rock Springs, WY off of HWY 191. More specifically, this facility is located in the Township 18 North, Range 105 West, Section 20, SE1/4 of the SW1/4 in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The total volumetric capacity of this facility is estimated to be 6,000 cubic yards of PCS and 166,048 barrels of liquid wastes. The life of the facility is estimated to be indefinite.

The Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (DEQ) has issued a proposed permit for this facility. Copies of the permit application, the DEQ’s review of the application, and the proposed permit can be viewed at DEQ’s Cheyenne office 200 W 17th St, Cheyenne, WY.

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 January 20, 2024  and end on February 26, 2024. 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 https://shw.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/.

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