Hazardous Waste Permitting & Corrective Actions

Contact

VRP/Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action
Jerry Breed
, Cheyenne 307-777-5617

Biennual Reporting/Inspection/Compliance/Manifests/RCRA Info
Charlie Plymale, Lander 307-335-6951

Enforcement Actions

The DEQ undertakes enforcement actions to preserve safe environmental conditions throughout Wyoming. 

This page contains information on the enforcement actions that the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division may undertake, as well as a record of enforcement actions that have been undertaken by SHWD.

Proposed Rules and Regulations

This page contains any proposed Rules or Regulations that are currently under development within the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division. 

Hazardous Waste Rules, Chapter 1

The Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program will present revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules, Chapter 1, General Provisions, to the Environmental Quality Council at a public hearing scheduled on November 16, 2021. Additional information is available https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx.

Rules and Regulations

All official Wyoming State Rules and Regulations are kept at the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office. Click here to view all current Rules and Regulations. 

The Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program issues permits for the operation and post-closure care of regulated hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities. The Program also imposes Corrective Action requirements necessary to clean up past releases of hazardous chemicals from these facilities, either as a component of the facility permit, or as a corrective action order.

There are currently nine regulated hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal (TSD) facilities in the state. Two of these facilities have operating hazardous waste management units.  

Cleanup Activity Reviews

Following passage by the Wyoming Legislature of the State’s Voluntary Remediation of Contaminated Sites law in the 2000 session, contaminated site owners now have a choice to have their cleanup activities reviewed by DEQ pursuant to a Corrective Action Order, Permit, or under the Voluntary Remediation Program.

The Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program works closely with the Solid & Hazardous Waste Division Inspection and Compliance Group to enforce Wyoming’s Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations.