Friday, November 18, 2016

 

 

STATE OF WYOMING PUBLIC NOTICE

 

 

Purpose of Public Notice

 

Operators of the facilities listed below have applied to the Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (DEQ/WQD) for permits to discharge wastewater into streams or other surface waters.  After reviewing the applications and other information, the DEQ/WQD staff has determined that these discharges should be permitted.  The proposed permits contain limitations and conditions that will assure that the state's surface water quality will be protected and fulfill the requirements of Sections 402 and 303 of the federal Clean Water Act.

 

The purpose of this notice is to invite your comments on these proposed permits before they are issued.  Questions regarding any of the proposed permits may be directed to Leah Coleman (307-777-7093). Copies of the proposed permits will be available on our website at http://deq.state.wy.us.  To object to any of the proposed permits, submit your comments in writing to Leah Coleman, DEQ/WQD, Herschler Bldg. - 4W, Cheyenne, WY 82002 by the date shown below. If no objection to a permit is received by the date shown below, the permit will be issued as proposed.  Upon request, a copy of the draft permit, fact sheet, and other pertinent information is available at the address listed above.   A complete copy of the permit file for all permits, including coal bed methane permits, will be retained in the DEQ Cheyenne Field Office.  Each permit file contains the proposed permit, application form, fact sheet, and other pertinent information.

 

Any interested person may submit written comments on a proposed permit and may request a public meeting.  A request for a public meeting shall be in writing and shall indicate the interest of the party and the reasons why a meeting is warranted.   If the administrator finds that there is a significant degree of public interest he may facilitate such a public meeting.  The DEQ/WQD will consider all comments when making the final decision of issuance or denial of the permit and this decision is appealable to the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC).  All comments must be received in writing or fax copies of written comments by 5:00 pm on the date listed below.  Comments received by email will not be accepted.

 

 

All Comments must be received by Monday, December 19, 2016

 

 

 

 

This facility(ies) is a coal bed methane facility in which groundwater is pumped from a coal bearing formation resulting in the release of methane from the coal bed.  The permit authorizes the discharge to the surface of groundwater provided the effluent quality is in compliance with effluent limits established by the permit.

Carbon Creek Energy, LLC

1662 South Sheridan Avenue

Sheridan, WY  82801                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0050865, North Cedar Draw POD

001, NENE, Section 16, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "ENL of Back Door" (3B)

002, NESW, Section 16, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via South Windmill Draw (3B) via Lake Draw (3B) via Sweet Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "ENL Sweet" (3B)

003, SESW, Section 16, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via South Windmill Draw (3B) via Lake Draw (3B) via Snake Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Snake Charmer" (3B)

004, SENE, Section 16, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via South Windmill Draw (3B) via Cedar Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Cedar Draw 42-16-5375" (3B)

006, NENE, Section 8 , Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via South Windmill Draw (3B) via Griddle Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "41-8" (3B)

007, SENW, Section 17, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via South Windmill Draw (3B) via Lake Draw (3B) via Pancake Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "22-17" (3B)

008, NESE, Section 32, Township 54N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Oasis Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Oasis" (3B)

009, NWNE, Section 20, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via  North Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "No. 2 Enlargement of the North" (3B)

010, NWSE, Section 21, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Lake Draw (3B) via on-channel reservoir "33-21-5375" (3B)

011, NWSW, Section 32, Township 54N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via on-channel reservoir "ENL of 43-31" (3B)

012, NWNE, Section 28, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via on-channel reservoir "31-28-5375" (3B)

013, NWSE, Section 15, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Wild Horse Creek (3B) via on-channel reservoir "33-15-5375" (3B)

 

WY0055514, Carr Draw Option 1B                                                                                                                                                 Draft Permit                                                        Application

002, SESW, Section 35, Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Barber Creek (3B) via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "41-3-49-75" (3B)

008, NENE, Section 3 , Township 49N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Barber Creek (3B) via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "41-3-49-75-ENL" (3B)

009, SESW, Section 34, Township 50N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via South Prong, Barber Creek (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Laney", on an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

010, SESE, Section 34, Township 50N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via South Prong, Barber Creek (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Bessie Holms", on an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

011, SENE, Section 3 , Township 49N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via South Prong, Barber Creek (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Grassy Flat", on an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

012, SENW, Section 2 , Township 49N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via South Prong, Barber Creek (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Wide Top", on an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

013, SESW, Section 32, Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Do-Hicky Draw (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Jones Gully" (3B)

014, SESW, Section 6 , Township 49N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: On-channel reservoir "ENL of the 14-6B-4975" (3B)

015, NWSW, Section 8 , Township 49N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: On -channel 50-yr reservoir "13-8-4975" (3B)

016, SWNE, Section 17, Township 49N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: On-channel reservoir "JR Streeter" (3B)

 

Yates Petroleum Corporation

105 South 4th Street

Artesia, NM  88210                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0050199, Spotted Horse CS State

001, NENW, Section 21, Township 55N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Spotted Horse Creek (3B), via Shape Draw (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Kramer Stock" (3B)

002, SWSW, Section 16, Township 55N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Spotted Horse Creek (3B), via Spot Draw (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Spotted Horse PR-4 Stock" (3B)

003, SWSW, Section 10, Township 55N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Spotted Horse Creek (3B), via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B), via an on-channel reservoir B-3 (3B).

004, SESE, Section 8 , Township 55N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Spotted Horse Creek (3B), via Circle Draw (3B), via an on-channel reservoir "Spotted Horse PR-1 Stock" (3B).

 

WY0056146, Wormwood CS State                                                                                                                                           Draft Permit                                                        Application

001, NESW, Section 16, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via on channel reservoir "Turkey" (3B)

002, SENW, Section 16, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via on channel reservoir "Strike" (3B)

003, SWNE, Section 16, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via on channel reservoir "Alley" (3B)

004, SENE, Section 16, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via on channel reservoir "Spare" (3B)

005, SENE, Section 16, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via on channel reservoir "Back-Up" (3B)

 

WY0056201, Gauge POD-Pumpkin Creek                                                                                                                             Draft Permit                                                        Application

001, SESE, Section 13, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek, viaa an unnamed ephemeral tributary to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Shock" (3B)

002, NENE, Section 24, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to Pumpkin Creek, vian an on-channel reservoir "Shatter" (3B)

011, SESW, Section 17, Township 46N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek ((3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Halftime" (3B)

012, NENW, Section 20, Township 46N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributary to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Fumble" (3B)

013, SWNW, Section 20, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Bootleg" (3B)

014, SWNE, Section 20, Township 46N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via North Shed Draw (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to North Shed Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Touchdown" (3B)

015, NWNW, Section 21, Township 46N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via North Shed Draw (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to North Shed Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Punt" (3B)

018, SWSW, Section 29, Township 46N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Blitz" (3B)

019, NWNW, Section 36, Township 46N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via South Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Skinny Fork Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Shutter" (3B)

020, NESE, Section 9 , Township 45N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Nut Creek (3B) via Wall Draw (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to Wall Draw (3B) via an on-channel reserovoir "Dustin" (3B)

021, SESW, Section 9 , Township 45N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Nut Creek (3B) via Meg Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Tish" (3B)

022, SESE, Section 15, Township 45N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) Via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B)  Via Nut Creek (3B) Via an on-channel reservoir "5 Calves"

023, NWSE, Section 22, Township 45N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Nut Creek (3B) via Almond Draw (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary to Almond Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Olive" (3B)

024, SESW, Section 25, Township 46N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) an unnamed ephemeral tributary via an on-channel reservoir "Wanda I" (3B)

025, NWNW, Section 35, Township 46N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary via an on-channel reservoir "Innes #10" (3B)

026, SWNW, Section 1 , Township 45N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary via an on-channel reservoir "Innes #5" (3B)

027, SWSW, Section 1 , Township 45N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via on-channel reservoir "James" (3B)

028, SWSE, Section 1 , Township 45N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Pumpkin Creek (3B) via Middle Prong Pumpkin Creek (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Innes #6" (3B)

 

This facility(ies) is a coal mine operation in which process wastewater generated from the mine is discharged to a surface water of the state.  The process wastewater typically consists of mine pit water, dewater wells, and/or runoff from surrounding areas.

Arch of Wyoming, LLC

PO Box 460

Hanna, WY  82327                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0022926, Arch Mineral-Seminoe #2 Mine

004, SESW, Section 9 , Township 22N , Range81W .  Receiving Waters: Big Ditch (4A),North Platte River Basin

011, SWSW, Section 9 , Township 22N , Range81W .  Receiving Waters: Big Ditch (4A)

015, SWSE, Section 13, Township 22N , Range82W .  Receiving Waters: Big Ditch (4A) via an unnamed drainage.

016, SESE, Section 8 , Township 22N , Range81W .  Receiving Waters: Big Ditch (4A)

017, SWSE, Section 8 , Township 22N , Range81W .  Receiving Waters: Big Ditch (4A)

 

Western Fuels-Wyoming, Inc.

3629 North Garner Lake Road

Gillette, WY  82716                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0032964, Dry Fork Mine

001, SWNE, Section 25, Township 51N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Fork Little Powder River(3B), Little Powder River Basin

002, NENW, Section 30, Township 51N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Moyer Springs Cr(2AB), Dry Fork L. Powder River(3B)

005, SESE, Section 24, Township 51N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Fork Little Powder (3B)

010, SENW, Section 36, Township 51N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Fork Little Powder (3B)

013, SENW, Section 25, Township 51N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Fork Little Powder River (3B)

014, NWSE, Section 24, Township 51N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Fork Little Powder (3B)

018, SWSE, Section 36, Township 51N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: West Draw (3B)

019, SESE, Section 31, Township 51N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed Nondraining Playa (3B)

020, SENW, Section 1 , Township 50N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Fork Little Powder River (3B)

021, SWNE, Section 1 , Township 50N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: West Draw (3B)

022, NWNW, Section 32, Township 51N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed non-draining playa (3B)

023, NESW, Section 29, Township 51N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed non-draining playa (3B)

 

This facility(ies) is an oil production unit in which the oil and formation waters are separated at the surface using one of the following methods:  heater treated, gravity separation, emulsion breaking chemicals, and/or skim ponds and tanks.  The formation waters are then discharged to the surface provided the effluent quality is in compliance with the effluent limits that are established by the permit.

Memorial Production Operating LLC

500 Dallas Street, Suite 1600

Houston, TX  77002                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0094803, Bairoil Field

001, NENE, Section 10, Township 26N , Range90W .  Receiving Waters: Able Creek (3B), Great Divide Basin

 

This feedlot operation(s) includes a confined animal feeding operation for cattle, sheep and/or other livestock.  The permit requires that there will be no discharge of process wastewater to a surface water of the state except during a storm event which exceeds the 25 year/ 24 hour storm.

Duck Creek Ranch

5551 Highway 20

Node, WY  82225                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0055123, Duck Creek Ranch

001, NWNW, Section 14, Township 31N , Range61W .  Receiving Waters: Duck Creek (3B), North Platte River Basin

002, NWNW, Section 4 , Township 31N , Range61W .  Receiving Waters: Duck Creek (3B)

 

Gaspar Farms

303 Road 161

Pine Bluffs, WY  82082                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0053988, Gaspar Farms

001, NENW, Section 5 , Township 12N , Range60W .  Receiving Waters: Muddy Creek (3B), South Platte River Basin

002, SWSW, Section 32, Township 13N , Range60W .  Receiving Waters: Muddy Creek (3B)

 

Miller Cattle & Feedyards, LLC

150 South Main

Torrington, WY  82240                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0022233, Miller Feedlot Runoff Control Structure

001, SWSW, Section 21, Township 24N , Range61W .  Receiving Waters: Rock Ranch Canal (4A) or Cherry Creek Drain (4A), North Platte River Drainage

002, SWNE, Section 16, Township 24N , Range61W .  Receiving Waters: North Platte River (2AB)

 

This fish hatchery(ies) is designed so that there is a constant flow of water through a series of raceways and ponds.  The water that flows through the raceways is then discharged to a surface water of the state.

RH Farms

PO Box 310

Midwest, WY  82643                                                                                                                                                                    Draft Permit                                                        Application

WY0095940, RH Farms

001, NENW, Section 36, Township 40N , Range79W .  Receiving Waters: Castle Creek (3B)

 

 

 

 

 

Terminations

The permittee(s) has requested termination of these permit(s) prior to the expiration date defined in the permit.  If the permittee plans to resume discharge of wastewater from this facility to a surface water of the state, a new active permit must be issued authorizing the discharge.

C and H Oil and Gas, Inc.

PO Box 2556

Gillette, WY  82717

WY0050903, Lazy B Field

001, SWSE, Section 16, Township 49N , Range74W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral trib (3B) via on-channel reservoirs "Grey Guinea" and White "Guinea" (3B)

002, NESE, Section 16, Township 49N , Range74W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral trib (3B) via on-channel reservoirs "Grey Guinea" and White "Guinea" (3B)

003, SENE, Section 16, Township 49N , Range74W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral trib (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Ruby" (3B)

004, NWNE, Section 16, Township 49N , Range74W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral trib (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Ruby" (3B)

006, NESE, Section 17, Township 49N , Range74W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral trib (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Barlow" (3B)

 

Resolute Wyoming, Inc.

1675 Broadway, suite 1950

Denver, CO  80202

WY0037354, CBMA Coal Bed Methane Wells

002, NENW, Section 20, Township 46N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Belle Fourche River (2ABWW)

004, SWNW, Section 16, Township 46N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Belle Fourche River (2ABWW)

005, NWSE, Section 16, Township 46N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Belle Fourche River (2ABWW) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

007, NENW, Section 20, Township 46N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Belle Fourche River (2ABWW)

 

Yates Petroleum Corporation

105 South 4th Street

Artesia, NM  88210

WY0055867, Edisto Federal -- Dry Creek

001, SWNE, Section 28, Township 49N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Ring" (3B)