Proposed Rules & Regulations

This page contains any proposed Rules or Regulations that are currently under development within the Water Quality Division.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) is conducting public outreach related to upcoming revisions to Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 1, Wyoming Surface Water Quality Standards. The public is invited to attend and comment at two public hearings on September 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the hearing room at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Building, 2211 King Boulevard in Casper and on September 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the ANB Bank Leadership Center Room 108 at the Clay Pathfinder Building of Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive in Cheyenne.
Individuals with questions concerning the proposed revisions may contact Lindsay Patterson at or 307-777-7079. Written comments on the topics WDEQ/WQD is considering as well as feedback on any other aspects of Wyoming’s surface water quality standards may be directed to Lindsay Patterson, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 400, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002 or faxed to 307-635-1784. Electronic comments may be submitted online at                                           
Additional information is located at

Public Notice: Environmental Quality Council Hearing, Water Quality Rules and Regulations Chapters 3, 8, 9, 11, 20, 25, and 26

The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider proposed revisions to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) Water Quality Rules and Regulations Chapter 3, Regulations for Permit to Construct, Install or Modify Public Water Supplies, Wastewater Facilities, Disposal Systems, Biosolids Management Facilities, Treated Wastewater Reuse Systems and Other Facilities Capable of Causing or Contributing to Pollution; Chapter 8, Quality Standards for Wyoming Groundwaters; Chapter 9, Wyoming Groundwater Pollution Control Permit; Chapter 11, Design and Construction Standards for Sewerage Systems, Treatment Works, Disposal Systems or Other Facilities Capable of Causing or Contributing to Pollution and Mobile Home Park and Campground Sewerage and Public Water Supply Distribution Systems; Chapter 20, Permitting, Design And Operation Standards, Confined Swine Feeding Operations; Chapter 25, Septic Tanks, Soil Absorption Systems, and Other Small Wastewater Systems; and Chapter 26, Well Construction Standards at a public hearing to be held on May 23, 2018 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Building, Elk Room, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyoming, commencing at 9:00 a.m. (MST).

Additional information for Chapter 3, 8, 9, 11, 20, 25, and 26, Docket 18-3102 is located at: