Federal Facilities

Lily BarkauGroundwater Section Manager Cheyenne(307)777-7072
Nicole TwingGround Section Geology Supervisor, UIC, GPC, & Federal Facilities Programs(307)777-8275
John PassehlFederal Facilities Program, Geology Supervisor, Cheyenne(307)777-5623
Tyler HarrisUIC Program, Natural Resources Program Principal, Cheyenne(307)777-5501
Justin ScottUIC Program, Project Geologist, Cheyenne(307)777-7511
Laurel MorrowUIC Program, Project Geologist, Cheyenne(307)777-7608
Curtis CrawfordUIC Program, Natural Resource Analyst, Cheyenne(307)777-6080
Jack LeitnerUIC Program, Natural Resource Analyst, Lander(307)335-6752
Steven LooseGPC & UIC Program, Project Geologist, Lander(307)335-6942
Wylee RizzitelloGPC Program, Natural Resources Program Principal, Cheyenne(307)777-7092
Christy HutchinsonGPC Program, Natural Resources Program Principal, Casper(307)473-3468
VacantGPC Program, Natural Resource Analyst, Cheyenne(307)777-6081
VacantGPC Program, Geology Supervisor, Cheyenne(307)777-2960

This page contains a series of maps detailing contaminated federal sites in Wyoming. which include:  

  • FUD Sites Map
  • Top Priority Sites Map
  • Atlas Missile Site 4
  • Restoration Advisory Board - RAB
  • Atlas Missile Site 4/Belvoir Ranch Plume Map

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Electronic Documents Submittal

Electronic document submittal is available for WQD permit applications, reports, and other communications.
Visit:  WDEQ Water Quality Division Downloads

You do NOT need to follow up the electronic submission with a hard copy submission unless you are specifically contacted by a WQD staff person with a request to do so.

Need to report a spill or complaint? Please visit https://deqspills.wyo.gov/home

Submitting a public comment? WQD is unable to accept public notice comments through this system. Refer to the public notice document for instructions on how to submit comments or visit https://wq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/comment/search.

NOTICE: All applications for water distribution systems and/or sewage collection systems that are within the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) district shall be submitted to the BOPU for approval. Contact Frank Strong or Bryce Dorr at (307) 637-6460, ENGreview@cheyennebopu.org, or http://cheyennebopu.org for additional information.

Related Programs

Federal facilities, mostly military sites, are located throughout the state of Wyoming.   The Federal Facilities Program works with federal partners such as the US EPA, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the US Department of Defense to investigate, quantify and clean up soil and water contamination on these sites.

Active Federal Sites

The military discovered soil and groundwater contamination at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, located west of Cheyenne, in the 1980’s. Contaminated soil and groundwater has been removed or treated and clean-up is ongoing to address remaining contamination.

The Wyoming Air National Guard has been cleaning up contaminated properties, such as the site located at the Cheyenne Municipal Airport, since 2001.  Long-term plans are in place for ongoing clean-up where soil or groundwater contamination still exists.

Formerly Used Defense Sites

When the military inactivates, or decommissions, a site, they become known as Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDs).  The Federal Facilities Program and federal partners work with current land owners to find acceptable clean-up methods for these sites. There are currently several dozen FUDs located in Wyoming.  Top priority sites for clean-up include those which impact drinking water supplies. 

Investigating Contaminated Sites

The extent and nature of the soil and groundwater contamination is often unknown.  Groundwater contamination plumes can extend hundreds of feet, or more, so investigations are currently in progress to better characterize contamination at federal facilities in Wyoming.

Success Stories

Investigations at one FUD determined that the plume from the Belvoir Ranch site extends for more than 10 miles.  Municipal and private wells were impacted by this plume, so this FUD was particularly important to clean up.  Due to the successful collaboration between the land owners, the Federal Facilities Program and federal partners, the water produced by these wells is being treated and no longer poses a danger to human health. Photos, maps, site investigation reports and more can be found at the Atlas Missile Site 4 Information website.

Federal Facilities Program Manager: Nicole Twing 307-777-8275