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.
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 and Hazardous Waste Division Inspection and Compliance Group to enforce Wyoming's Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations.
*New* (July 21, 2010)
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action), the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Frontier Refining Inc. has implemented a Community Relations Plan regarding work associated with Corrective Action at the active refinery as well as offsite areas. The Community Relations Plan and associated material may be found at Frontier Community Relations.htm