Underground Injection Control

Contact
NAME/EMAILPROGRAMSPHONE
Lily BarkauGroundwater Section Manager Cheyenne(307)777-7072
Tyler HarrisUIC Program Project Manager, Cheyenne(307)777-5501
Steven LooseGPC ProgramUIC Program Project Manager, Lander(307)335-6942
Laurel MorrowUIC Program Project Manager, Cheyenne(307)777-7608
Cherrie NelsonPavillion InvestigationGPC Program 
Project Manager, Cheyenne
(307)777-7092
John PassehlUIC Program , Federal Facilities Project Manager, Cheyenne(307)777-5623
Troy SandersUIC Program Program Manager, Cheyenne(307)777-6081
Justin ScottUIC Program Project Manager, Cheyenne(307)777-7511
Taylor SpiegelbergUIC Program Project Manager, Lander(307)335-6752
Nicole TwingKnow Your Well , Gillette-Madison Wellfield Project
GPC Program and Federal Facilities Program Manager, Cheyenne
(307)777-8275
Kira WeberCAFOsProduced Water PermittingGPC Program 
Project Manager, Cheyenne
(307)777-70
Electronic Documents Submittal

In response to the Governor's request to limit contact and the move toward staff working remotely for the near future, the WDEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) has made electronic document submittal available. This includes permit applications, response to comments, reports, and other communications. Forms have been set up for individual WQD Sections (Watershed, WYPDES, Groundwater, Water/Wastewater), and a form is also available for general WQD submittals. Please choose the appropriate form from the list of links below to upload your documents. If submitted electronically, no hardcopy is required to be submitted unless you are contacted by a WQD Section Manager with a request to submit the hard copy. Please note that the Water Quality Division is unable to accept comments on documents in public notice via these forms. Please refer to the public notice for instructions on how to submit comments.

Groundwater Section:https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD
Watershed Section: https://bit.ly/2QAz379
Water and Wastewater Section:https://bit.ly/2UriqvM
WYPDES Section: https://bit.ly/3dbcKyy
General WQD:https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD

NOTICE: Effective November 23, 2021, all permits to be submitted 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.  BOPU contacts are Frank Strong or Bryce Dorr at (307) 637-6460, ENGreview@cheyennebopu.org, or www.cheyennebopu.org for additional information.

Forms and Guidance

GEM Database

The GEM Database is a tool for permitees, operators, and consultants to report monitoring data to the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program.  Operators and consultants requesting access to the database for reporting must be approved by a responsible corporate officer of the permitted entity.

Currently the GEM Database is offline. To submit documents please click here: https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD

For inquiries regarding UIC records, please submit a Public Records Request.

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 Underground Injection Control Program regulates the subsurface injection of nonhazardous waste fluids, subsurface storage of liquid and gaseous fluids, and mineral solution mining to protect current and future uses of Underground Sources of Drinking Water (USDW). A USDW site is defined as an aquifer which currently, or could, supply a public water system with drinking water.

The US EPA regulations group injection wells into six classes.  The Wyoming UIC Program regulates Class I, Class V, and Class VI injection wells.

Regulated by Wyoming UIC Program.
Deep disposal of industrial, commercial or municipal waste below the deepest usable aquifer, including all wells which dispose waste on a commercial basis, even if the waste would otherwise be injected into a Class II well.

Deep disposal of hydrocarbons, brines, or other fluids produced in conjunction with oil and gas production, regulated by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Injection wells for the recovery of minerals, such as in situ coal gasification, or solution mining of minerals such as copper, uranium, trona, etc., regulated by Land Quality.

A prohibited type of facility that disposes hazardous waste into or above any usable aquifer, such as automotive sumps.

Regulated by Wyoming UIC Program.
All other facilities not included in Classes I-IV that dispose of fluids or other material into the subsurface, including, but not limited to heat pumps, remedial injections, underground stormwater disposal systems, Coal Bed Methane produced water, commercial septic systems and other large capacity septic systems.

Regulated by Wyoming UIC Program.
Facilities that inject carbon dioxide for long-term storage, also known as Geologic Sequestration of CO2