Proposed Rules & Regulations
This page contains any proposed Rules or Regulations that are currently under development within the Water Quality Division.
Public Notice: Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Review of Colorado River Water Quality Standards, July 2017
The seven Colorado River Basin States (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT and WY) are responsible for reviewing and adopting water quality standards for salinity for the Colorado River Basin. Through the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum (Forum), the Basin States review these standards every three years in compliance with the Clean Water Act.
The Forum has recently approved a draft of the 2017 Review, Water Quality Standards for Salinity, Colorado River System (Triennial Review). The 2017 Triennial Review can be found at the following website: http://coloradoriversalinity.org/index.php.
The Forum and each of the Basin States are providing an opportunity for public comments on the Triennial Review. Written comments may be directed to Michael Thomas, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 400, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002. Electronic comments may be submitted online at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Questions may be directed to Michael Thomas at Michael.Thomas@wyo.gov or (307) 777-2073. Written and electronic comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM (MST) on August 25, 2017.
Public Notice: Water and Waste Advisory Board, Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 1 and Chapter 14
The Wyoming Water and Waste Advisory Board (WWAB) will meet on June 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of Environmental Quality Casper Office, 152 North Durbin Street, Suite 100, Casper, Wyoming. The public is invited to attend and comment on proposed rules presented to the WWAB for its consideration.
Additional information, including the 2014 COWDF Closure/Post Closure Cost Estimates Report, is located at: http://deq.wyoming.gov/shwd/wwab/resources/upcoming-meeting/
Public Notice: Rulemaking Outreach, Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 5
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (WDEQ/WQD) is conducting public outreach concerning upcoming revisions to Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 5, Operator Certification, per the requirements at W.S.§ 35-11-302(a)(iv). The purpose of this rulemaking is to clarify requirements concerning operator availability; to add certification levels for simple water and wastewater treatment facilities; to specify designation of substitute responsible charge operators; to remove designation grace periods for systems that terminate responsible charge operators; and to correct redundancies, grammar, and formatting errors. The revisions are no more stringent than the Federal Guidelines, “Final Guidelines for the Certification of the Operators of Community and Non-transient Non-community Public Water Systems; Final Allocation Methodology for Funding to States for the Operator Certification Expense Reimbursement Grants Program” April 18, 2001. Written comments regarding the proposed revisions may be directed to William Tillman, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 400, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002 or faxed to or faxed to (307) 635-1784. Electronic comments may be submitted online at http://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Questions may be directed to William Tillman at email@example.com or 307-777-6941. Written and electronic comments will be accepted until 5 PM (MST) on June 6, 2017.