Proposed Rules & Regulations

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


Environmental Quality Council Hearings and Meetings

     Notice of Venue Change for May 24, 2017 EQC Hearing to Consider Proposed Rules for Uranium Recovery Program

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 Sheridan College, Room TRCC 008 in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, 3059 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, 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:  For more information on the proposed rules and the hearing see the files below 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.  


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