Friday, September 15, 2017

 

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, 200 West 17th Street, 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, October 16, 2017

 

 

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

WY0051276, Barber Creek CBM Facility                     Draft Permit                          Application

002, SENE, Section 9 , Township 50N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Baron Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Red Baron" (3B)

003, NWSE, Section 9 , Township 50N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Spirit Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Spirit of St. Louis" (3B)

005, SWNW, Section 16, Township 50N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Wing Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Red Wing" (3B)


 

 

006, SESW, Section 16, Township 50N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Glade Stone (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Blue Angels" and "Glamorous Glennis" (3B)

009, NWNE, Section 21, Township 50N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Goose Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Spruce Goose"(3B)

016, NWNE, Section 15, Township 50N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Ford Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Josephine Ford"(3B)

022, SESE, Section 10, Township 50N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Barber Creek (3B), via Headcut Draw (3B) via an on-channel reservoir "Vin Fiz"(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.

Contura Coal West, LLC

PO Box 3039

Gillette, WY  82717

WY0003514, Belle Ayr Mine                            Draft Permit                          Application

002, NENW, Section 35, Township 48N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B), Belle Fourche River Basin

019, SWNE, Section 33, Township 48N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

020, NENE, Section 33, Township 48N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

021, NENE, Section 33, Township 48N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

022, SWSW, Section 27, Township 48N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

023, SWNE, Section 35, Township 48N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

032, SENW, Section 1 , Township 47N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

033, NWSW, Section 36, Township 48N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

034, NWNE, Section 12, Township 47N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

035, SENE, Section 31, Township 48N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

036 , SENW, Section 31, Township 48N , Range72W .  Receiving Waters: Caballo Creek (2ABww) via unnamed drainages (3B)

 

This facility(ies) is a wastewater treatment facility in which domestic sewage is treated.

Bear River, Town of

81 Elk Drive

Bear River, WY  82930

WY0031712, Town of Bear River Wastewater Lagoons                            Draft Permit                          Application

001, NENW, Section 1 , Township 16N , Range121W.  Receiving Waters: Bear River (2AB)

 

Jackson, Town of

PO Box 1687

Jackson, WY  83001

WY0021458, Jackson Wastewater Lagoon                   Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWNW, Section 29, Township 41N , Range116W.  Receiving Waters: Snake River (2AB) via Barrow pond & unnamed habitat/wetland ponds (3B), Snake River Basin

 

Lyman, Town of

PO Box 300

Lyman, WY  82937

WY0020117, Lyman Wastewater Lagoon                    Draft Permit                          Application

002, SENE, Section 28, Township 16N , Range114W.  Receiving Waters: Lyman Draw (3B) via an unnamed drainage (3B), Green River Basin

003, SENE, Section 28, Township 16N , Range114W.  Receiving Waters: Lyman Draw (3B) via an unnamed drainage (3B)

 

This facility(ies) is a water treatment plant that is designed to clarify and disinfect raw surface water for use as potable drinking water.

Town of Granger

P O Box 42

Granger, WY  82934

WY0096105, Granger Water Plant                  Draft Permit                          Application

001, NE, Section 32, Township 19N , Range111W.  Receiving Waters: Blacks Fork River (2AB), Green River Basin

 

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.

Ant Hills Production Company

PO Box 749

Lusk, WY  82225

WY0023507, Leimser Lease Battery                              Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWSE, Section 5 , Township 36N , Range63W .  Receiving Waters: an unnamed drainage (3B), tributary to Buck Creek (3B), tributary to Lance Creek (2ABWW), Cheyenne River Basin

 

Black Bear Oil Corporation

1333 North Buffalo Drive, Suite 135

Las Vegas, NV  89128

WY0024864, Clark Ranch Field                      Draft Permit                          Application

001, SENW, Section 6 , Township 35N , Range84W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed stock pond (4A) in a confined drainage, tributary to Middle Fork Casper Creek (3B), North Platte River Basin

 

WY0025721, Lightning State Lease #0-5756,12                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWSW, Section 36, Township 35N , Range66W .  Receiving Waters: Little Lightning Creek via an unnamed drainage (3B), Cheyenne River Basin

 

Buck Creek Freight, Inc.

255 Wasserburger Road

Lusk, WY  82225

WY0033081, Federal 43-12 Well                     Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESE, Section 12, Township 37N , Range63W .  Receiving Waters: Spring Creek via an unnamed drainage (3B), tributary to Lance Creek, Cheyenne River Basin

 

Carl D. Underwood Oil & Gas

PO Box 2410

Casper, WY  82602

WY0027367, Okie Draw Federal #1-14                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWSE, Section 14, Township 37N , Range85W .  Receiving Waters: Okie Draw via an unnamed drainage (3B), Powder River Basin

 

Everest Oil & Gas, LLC

PO Box 940940

Houston, TX  77094

WY0094439, Horse Ranch Federal Tank Battery #1                  Draft Permit                          Application

001, SENW, Section 4 , Township 36N , Range81W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed tributary of North Fork of Casper Creek (3B), North Platte River Basin

 

H.D. & Carolyn B. Adams dba Don Adams & Assoc.

823 Ninth Street

Golden, CO  80401

WY0096121, Camp Creek Surface Disposal                 Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESW, Section 6 , Township 54N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Little Powder River (2AB) via unnamed drainage

 

Indian Creek Resources, Inc.

2092 Vineyard Drive

Windsor, CO  80550

WY0096113, Barton Field                 Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWNE, Section 34, Township 50N , Range65W .  Receiving Waters: Little Pine Ridge Creek (3B), Belle Fourche River Basin

 

MCL 1 Oil & Gas Wyoming, LLC

200 River Pointe Drive, Suite 260

Conroe, TX  77304

WY0096083, Grady Unit Atteberry Battery                  Draft Permit                          Application

001, SENW, Section 1 , Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

002, SWNW, Section 16, Township 45N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Middle Fork Coal Creek (3B)

003, NWNW, Section 8 , Township 45N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, Kintz Creek (3B), West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

004, SESE, Section 14, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

005, SWNW, Section 23, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

006, SESW, Section 26, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

007, NWSW, Section 1 , Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

008, SWNE, Section 12, Township 44N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

009, NWNE, Section 14, Township 46N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Creek (3B)

010, SESW, Section 36, Township 46N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Creek (3B)

011, SENE, Section 18, Township 45N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Kintz Creek (3B), West Fork Coal Creek (3B)

012, SESW, Section 16, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed drainage, Hay Creek (3B)

013, SWSE, Section 15, Township 46N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Creek (3B)

 

WY0096091, Central Hilight Unit Batt #4-1                 Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWNW, Section 36, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters:

002, SWNW, Section 13, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters:

003, SENW, Section 16, Township 45N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters:

004, SENE, Section 18, Township 45N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters:

005, SENE, Section 15, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters:

006, SENW, Section 11, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters:

007, SWNE, Section 27, Township 46N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters:

008, NWNE, Section 36, Township 46N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters:

009, NWNW, Section 36, Township 45N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters:

 

Millennium Oil & Gas, LLC

975 North Grant Street

Denver, CO  80203

WY0024317, OPC Battery                                Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESW, Section 35, Township 36N , Range65W .  Receiving Waters: Lance Creek (2ABww) via an unnamed drainage (3B), Cheyenne River Basin

 

WY0032581, Lightning State 7-36 Tank Battery                         Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWNE, Section 36, Township 35N , Range66W .  Receiving Waters: Little Lightning Creek via an unnamed drainage (3B), Cheyenne River Basin

 

New Era Petroleum

PO Box 4096

Sheridan, WY  82801

WY0032565, West Warm Springs Field                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESE, Section 34, Township 43N , Range94W .  Receiving Waters: Big Horn River (2AB),  via Warm Springs Creek (3B), via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

002, SESW, Section 35, Township 43N , Range94W .  Receiving Waters: Big Horn River (2AB),  via Warm Springs Creek (3B), via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

003, NWSE, Section 34, Township 43N , Range94W .  Receiving Waters: Big Horn River (2AB),  via Warm Springs Creek (3B), via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B)

 

O'Brien Energy Resources Corp.

18 Congress Street, Suite 207

Portsmouth, NH  03801

WY0054241, Greasewood Field                       Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWSW, Section 1 , Township 38N , Range64W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) to South Greasewood Creek (3B), tributary to Greasewood Creek (3B), tributary to Lance Creek (2ABWW), Cheyenne River Basin

002, SWSW, Section 1 , Township 38N , Range64W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) to South Greasewood Creek (3B), tributary to Greasewood Creek (3B), tributary to Lance Creek (2ABWW), Cheyenne River Basin

003, NESW, Section 1 , Township 38N , Range64W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed ephemeral drainage (3B) tributary to South Greasewood Creek (3B), tributary to Greasewood Creek (3B), tributary to Lance Creek (2ABWW), Cheyenne River Basin

 

Penneco Exploration Company of Wyoming, LLC

6608 Route 22

Delmont, PA  15626

WY0001473, Brooks Ranch Sand Unit                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, SESW, Section 15, Township 33N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Muddy Creek (2AB) via an unnamed drainage (3B), North Platte River Basin

 

POC-I, LLC

1888 Sherman St, Ste 500

Denver, CO  80203

WY0034681, Seedy Draw Well (Hanson 43-12)                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESE, Section 12, Township 40N , Range63W .  Receiving Waters: Cheyenne River (2ABww) via Hanson Draw (3B)

002, SESE, Section 12, Township 40N , Range63W .  Receiving Waters: Cheyenne River (2ABww) via Hansen Draw (3B)

 

Richardson Operating Company

4725 South Monaco Street, Suite 200

Denver, CO  80237

WY0025780, Mahoney Unit                            Draft Permit                          Application

001, SENW, Section 34, Township 26N , Range88W .  Receiving Waters: Sand Springs Creek (3B), Great Divide Basin

 

WY0027316, Bailey Dome                               Draft Permit                          Application

001, NENE, Section 21, Township 26N , Range89W .  Receiving Waters: Great Divide Basin via an unnamed drainage (3B)

 

Sonterra Energy, LLC

PO Box 17103

Wichita, KS  67217

WY0034673, Federal Sally 3-7                        Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWSW, Section 7 , Township 40N , Range63W .  Receiving Waters: Hanson Draw #1 (3B) tributary to the Cheyenne River, Cheyenne River basin

 

Teocali Energy LLC

511 16th Street, Suite 600

Denver, CO  80202

WY0001694, Poison Spider Field                     Draft Permit                          Application

001, NENE, Section 13, Township 33N , Range83W .  Receiving Waters: Poison Spider Creek (2C), North Platte River Basin

 

Vanguard Operating, LLC

1414 East Lincoln Street

Gillette, WY  82716

WY0036773, Cave Gulch Unit                         Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWSW, Section 29, Township 37N , Range86W .  Receiving Waters: Cave Gulch (3B), eventually tributary the South Fork Powder River (2C), Powder River Basin

 

Western American Resources, LLC

555 17th Street, Suite 1400

Denver, CO  80202

WY0094650, Federal 1-11 Well                       Draft Permit                          Application

001, SESW, Section 11, Township 39N , Range63W .  Receiving Waters: Charlie's Draw (3B), eventually tributary to the Cheyenne River (2ABww)

 

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.

Carbon Creek Energy, LLC

1662 South Sheridan Avenue

Sheridan, WY  82801

WY0055174, Cedar Draw  Option 1B

001, SWSE, Section 20, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Headwater on-channel reservoir "32-20-5375" (3B), which is tributary to the Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) of Cedar Draw(3B)

004, NENW, Section 33, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters:  Headwater on-channel reservoir "21-33-5375" (3B), which is tributary to the Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) of Cedar Draw (3B)

005, SENW, Section 33, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters:  Headwater on-channel reservoir "12-33-5375" (3B), which is tributary to the Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) of Cedar Draw (3B)

006, SENW, Section 33, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters:  Headwater on-channel reservoir "22-33-5375" (3B), which is tributary to the Powder River (2ABWW) via Wild Horse Creek (3B) via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) of Cedar Draw (3B)

007, NENW, Section 15, Township 53N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Headwater on-channel reservoir "21-15-5375" (3B), which is tributary to the Powder River (2ABWW), via Wild Horse Creek (3B), via Middle Prong, Wild Horse Creek (3B), via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B).

 

Public Notice WY-PN-17-009