Proposed Rules & Regulations

This page contains information regarding proposed Rules and Regulations that are currently under development within the Land Quality Division. 

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Environmental Quality Council Hearings and Meetings

     Notice of Extension of Comment Period and Change in EQC Hearing Date

The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider new rules for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Land Quality Division's (LQD) Uranium Recovery Program which are intended to allow the LQD authority to assume regulatory authority over source material involved in the extraction and concentration of uranium and thorium milling and the managment and disposal of byproduct material as defined in 11e.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, at a public hearing to be held on May 24, 2017 at the Herschler Building, Room 1699, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, commencing at 9:00 a.m. (MST).  The LQD is proposing ten (10) new chapters of regulations for the Uranium Recovery Program.  Comments on the proposed rules may be submitted beginning January 28, 2017 and ending at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on May 1, 2017.  Written comments should be sent to the Wyoming DEQ, LQD, 200 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002 or faxed to (307) 635-1784.  Electronic comments may only be submitted through and accepted by the DEQ comment portal provided at: http://lq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com.  For more information on the proposed rules and the hearing see the files below labelled with "Uranium Recovery".  

The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider proposed revisions to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Rules of Practice and Procedure at a public hearing to be held on January 19, 2017 in Room 108, Pathfinder Building, Laramie County Community College, 1400 E. College Dr., Cheyenne, Wyoming, commencing at 9:00 a.m. (MST).  Comments on the proposed revisions may be submitted through December 23, 2016.  Written comments should be sent to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th St., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 or faxed to (307) 635-1784.  Electronic comments may only be submitted through and accepted by WDEQ comment portal provided at: http://deq.wyoming.gov/wqd/resources/public-comments-online/.  The WDEQ will file an Analysis of Comments with the EQC prior to the January 19, 2017 public hearing.  Additional information is posted on the EQC website at https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx under the Docket #16-1101.

The Environmental Quality Council held a hearing on March 2, 2016 to discuss proposed revisions to Chapter 14 (Exploration for Coal by Drilling) Land Quality Division's Coal Rules and Regulations.  The proposed revisions are intended to clarify plugging and sealing requirements for drill holes, provide consistency between other state agencies, clarify bond calculation requiremens and codify best management practices and standards.  The EQC voted to adopt the rules at the hearing.  Below is a copy of the proposed rules in Strike and Underline format to show the changes from the current Chapter 14.  Please note that these rules will not become final until they are filed with the Secretary of State and approved by the Office of Surface Mining.  


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