The DEQ undertakes enforcement actions to preserve safe environmental conditions throughout Wyoming.
This page contains information on the enforcement actions that the Water Quality Division may undertake, as well as a record of enforcement actions that have been undertaken by WQD.
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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.
The DEQ Water Quality Division accepts comments on all permits authorized under a general permit for a period of 30 days, as provided for in W.S. 35-11-801(d).
Interested persons may mail or fax comments to the main Cheyenne office. The ‘Date’ column in the table below indicates the date the authorization was posted to the website. Comments must be received before 5:00 pm on the 30th day after the authorization was posted to the website. For example, comments for an authorization posted on 10/1/18 must be received by 5:00 p.m. on 10/31/18. DEQ does not accept emailed comments.
You may sort the table by posting date or search for the type of general permit, the county where the permit was issued, the permit number, or the name of the person or company to whom the permit was issued.
If you wish to review the general permit documents, please go to the web page for each permitting program:
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Water Quality Rules Chapter 12
The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council will consider proposed revisions to the
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Rules Chapter 12, Design and Construction Standards for Public Water Supplies, Docket 22-3103, at a hearing to be held on November 15, 2022 in the Capitol Extension Public Meeting Room 5, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, starting at 9:00 a.m. (MST). The revisions include new requirements for public water supplies that propose well acidization, updates to water treatment technologies, and the incorporation by reference of the Recommended Standards for Water Works, 2018 Edition. More information is available at: https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Pleadings.aspx?DocketId=4336
Water Quality Rules Chapter 3
The Department of Environmental Quality has revised Water Quality Rules, 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.
The Environmental Quality Council adopted the revised rules at a public hearing located at the Capitol Extension Public Meeting Room 5, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 14, 2022. The final rule was filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State on August 19, 2022.
Electronic copies of the rule are available from the Secretary of State at rules.wyo.gov , under “Current Rules,” “Environmental Quality, Dept of (020),” “Water Quality,” “Chapter 3.”
Water Quality Rules Chapter 29
The Department of Environmental Quality has created a new rule: Water Quality Rules Chapter 29, Geologic Sequestration Special Revenue Account Requirements.
The Environmental Quality Council adopted the new rule at a public hearing located at the Capitol Extension Public Meeting Room 5, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 14, 2022. The final rule was filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State on August 19, 2022.
Electronic copies of the rule are available from the Secretary of State at rules.wyo.gov, under “Current Rules,” “Environmental Quality, Dept of (020),” “Water Quality,” “Chapter 29.”
This program contains documents, forms, and other information pertaining to the WYPDES Storm Water Permitting.
Active Storm Water Authorizations
|Jason Thomas||WYPDES Program Manager||307-777-5504|
|Kathy Shreve - Supervisor||Discharge Permits||307-777-7093|
|Mike Locatelli||Discharge Permits||307-777-7081|
|Eric Pribil||Discharge Permits||307-777-8991|
|Anita Rehner||Storm Water Permits||307-777-5622|
|Katy Sprouse||Storm Water Permits||307-777-7570|
|Inspection, Compliance & Enforcement|
|Kevin Wells - Supervisor||Inspection, Compliance & Enforcement||307-777-8669|
|Kevin Campbell||NetDMRs, Transfers & Terminations, Compliance & DMRs||307-777-2431|
|Katherine McCrea||NetDMRs, Compliance & DMRs||307-777-5990|
|Jim Eisenhauer - Coordinator (Sheridan)||Inspections||307-675-5636|
|Jessica Barnes (Sheridan)||Inspections||307-675-5631|
|Jon Deutscher (Sheridan)||Inspections||307-675-5635|
|Brad Kniss (Cheyenne)||Inspections||307-777-2457|
|Christy Hutchinson (Casper)||Inspections||307-473-3468|
|Ann Heuerman (Casper)||Inspections||307-473-3474|
|Tori Nye (Pinedale)||Inspections||307-349-7474|
Beginning July 1, 2013 payment of permit fees for individual permits and general permit authorizations are required to be submitted with the permit application or NOI form. Some types of permits have flat fees and others have variable fees that must be calculated.
This "Fee Calculator" should be used to determine the proper amount to be submitted with each application or NOI. Checks should be made out to the "Dept. of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division.
Best Management Practices
Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices for the City of Casper Wyoming. Casper has published this manual for contractors working in Casper. In addition to recommended BMPs the manual has information City ordinances addressing erosion control. (9/05)
This EPA site has published a number of webcasts addressing many aspects of storm water. They may be appropriate for construction, industrial, or municipal applications. Other EPA storm water related resources including a National Menu of BMPs and various fact sheets can be found on this page.
National Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database - This database provides monitoring results measuring the effectiveness of structural and non-structural BMPs used around the country. http://www.bmpdatabase.org/
Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas - This document from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a wealth of information on protecting surface waters in urban areas.