Proposed Rules & Regulations
This page contains information regarding proposed Rules and Regulations that are currently under development within the Land Quality Division.
Land Quality Advisory Board Meetings
Notice of Advisory Board Public Meeting
The Land Quality Division (LQD), will hold an Advisory Board meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m., on September 12, 2017 in Classroom 10 at the Wyoming Contractors Association Regional Training Center, 2220 Bryan Stock Trail, Casper, Wyoming. The major item of discussion will be proposed revisions to the LQD's In Situ Mining regulations contained in Noncoal Chapter 11 and Coal Chapter 18. The Board members may be asked to vote on whether the proposed rules should proceed to the Environmental Quality Council for formal rulemaking at this meeting. Additional information regarding the meeting, proposed rule language and details on submitting comments on the proposed rules is located below in the files labelled "Advisory Board".
Please note that propose rule langauge and statement of reason files for Chapter 18 will be posted on 8/17/2017 due to the discovery of some formatting issues.
Environmental Quality Council (EQC) Hearings and Meetings
Notice of EQC Hearing and Additional Comment Period
The EQC considered and approved 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 held on August 2, 2017. The approved rules were forwarded to the Governor for review and approval and if approved the rules will be filed with the WY Secretary of State. The final rule package as submitted to the Governor is located below in the file labelled with "Uranium Recovery".
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.