Friday, May 18, 2018

 

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, June 18, 2018

 

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.

EOG Y Resources, Inc.

600 17th Street, Suite 1000N

Denver, CO  80202

WY0055115, Lottery POD Reservoirs                            Draft Permit                          Application

001, NENE, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via ephemeral tributary(3B) via on-channel reservoir "Split Finger" (3B)

002, SWNE, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Knuckle" (3B)

003, SWNE, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Underhand" (3B)

004, SENW, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via Amos Draw (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Fastball" (3B)


 

005, NESW, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Sidearm" (3B)

006, NESE, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Curve" (3B)

007, NWSE, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Slider" (3B)

008, SWSE, Section 3 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Lone Cedar" (3B)

009, SWSE, Section 33, Township 51N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via Amos Draw (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Tough Stuff" (3B)

010, SENE, Section 4 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via Amos Draw (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Steeler" (3B)

011, SENW, Section 4 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Chassel" (3B)

012, NWNW, Section 4 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "JDS 1947" (3B)

013, NENE, Section 5 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Tucked In" (3B)

014, NWNE, Section 5 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Spring Fever" (3B)

015, SWNW, Section 9 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Double Play" (3B)

016, NWNW, Section 9 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Triple Play" (3B)

017, NWSE, Section 9 , Township 50N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via unnamed ephemeral tributaries (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Last Shot" (3B)

 

WY0055824, Blade POD CBM Facility                         Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESE, Section 32, Township 44N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Surrounded" (3B)

003, NESW, Section 34, Township 44N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Resting Place" (3B)

004, SESE, Section 35, Township 44N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Beecher Draw (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "False Start" (3B)

005, NENW, Section 2 , Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Beecher Draw (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Potholes" (3B)

006, NWSE, Section 2 , Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Trailhead" (3B)

007, NESE, Section 2 , Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Other Hand" (3B)

012, NENW, Section 12, Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Just Fine" (3B)

015, NWNW, Section 14, Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Cow Bones Draw" (3B)

016, NWNE, Section 15, Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Best Pick" (3B)

017, NWNE, Section 15, Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Beach Baby" (3B)

018, SESE, Section 9 , Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Bullwhacker Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Crowd" (3B)

019, NENE, Section 22, Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Grey Sky" (3B)

021, NWNE, Section 23, Township 43N , Range77W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Little Bullwhacker Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Recycle" (3B)

022, NESW, Section 19, Township 43N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Cottonwood Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Well Prepared" (3B)

023, NESE, Section 19, Township 43N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Cottonwood Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Backwards" (3B)

024, SWNE, Section 20, Township 43N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Cottonwood Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Bull Pasture #2" (3B)

025, SWSW, Section 21, Township 43N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Dry Fork Powder River (3B) via Cottonwood Creek (3B) via unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoir "Bull Pasture #1" (3B)

 

WY0056448, Store Draw CS State North CBM Facility                             Draft Permit                          Application

001, SENW, Section 36, Township 55N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Spotted Horse Creek (3B) via “Prat House” Reservoir (3B)

002, NWSE, Section 36, Township 55N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Spotted Horse Creek (3B) via “Prat House” Reservoir (3B)

003, NWNE, Section 36, Township 55N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Spotted Horse Creek (3B) via “Side Pass” Reservoir (4C)

 

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.

Beren Corporation

P.O. Box 20380

Wichita, KS  67208

WY0026611, McChesney Lease                      Draft Permit                          Application

001, NW, Section 17, Township 37N , Range84W .  Receiving Waters: Okie Draw via an unnamed drainage (3B, tributary to the SF Powder River (2C), Powder River Basin

 

WY0028126, Irvine Brothers Federal C Lease                             Draft Permit                          Application

001, SESW, Section 8 , Township 37N , Range84W .  Receiving Waters: Okie Draw (3B) tributary to SF Powder River (2C), Powder River Basin

 

E&B Natural Resources

222 South Gillette Avenue, Suite 502

Gillette, WY  82718

WY0095125, Tipps Federal  3-24                    Draft Permit                          Application

001, NENE, Section 24, Township 31N , Range83W .  Receiving Waters: Dry Wash (3B), North Platte River Basin

 

Enduro Operating, LLC

777 Main Street, Suite 800

Fort Worth, TX  76102

WY0030414, Altus Blackhawk #44-28                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, SESE, Section 21, Township 45N , Range92W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed drainage (3B), tributary to Nowater Creek(3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

WY0031704, Neiber Dome Well #8 Tank Battery                      Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWNE, Section 30, Township 45N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed drainage (3B), tributary to Nowater Creek, Big Horn River Basin

 

WY0032859, Altus Et Al 29-1 East Neiber                    Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWNE, Section 29, Township 45N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Denver Jake Draw via an unnamed drainage (3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

WY0033120, Cottonwood Creek Waterflood                               Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWSW, Section 13, Township 47N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Big Cottonwood Creek (3B) via an unnamed drainage (3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

WY0036617, Neiber Dome #11-29                 Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWNW, Section 29, Township 45N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Denver Jake Draw (3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

Legacy Reserves Operating LP

PO Box 2850

Cody, WY  82414

WY0024180, Murphy Dome Field Rose Battery                         Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWNW, Section 6 , Township 43N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed ephemeral tributary(3B), tributary to Mud Creek (3B), tributary to No Water (3B), Big Horn River Basin

002, SESE, Section 35, Township 44N , Range92W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B), tributary to Mud Creek (3B), tributary to No Water Creek (3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

Legacy Reserves Operating, LP

PO Box 2850

Cody, WY  82414

WY0000965, Bonanza Field Discharge                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWSE, Section 26, Township 49N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Nowood River (2AB), via Milton Draw (3B), Big Horn River Basin

002, NWNE, Section 26, Township 49N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Nowood Creek (2AB), via Milton Draw (3B)

003, NWNW, Section 36, Township 490N, Range910W.  Receiving Waters: Nowood River (2AB) via Milton Draw (3B)

 

WY0024171, Murphy Dome Field Shad                        Draft Permit                          Application

001, SESW, Section 6 , Township 43N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Mud Creek (3B), via Murphy Dome Draw (3B), Big Horn River Basin

002, SWSE, Section 6 , Township 43N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Mud Creek (3B) via Murphy Dome Draw (3B), Big Horn River basin

003, SENE, Section 1 , Township 43N , Range92W .  Receiving Waters: Mud Creek (3B) via Murphy Dome Draw (3B), Big Horn River basin

004, NENW, Section 30, Township 44N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Mud Creek (3B), via Murphy Dome Draw (3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

McClure Enterprises

1280 Olmstead Road

Recluse, WY  82725-9705

WY0035513, Homestead A Discharge Facility                             Draft Permit                          Application

001, SENW, Section 11, Township 57N , Range73W .  Receiving Waters: Olmstead Creek (3B) via Homestead Draw (3B)  via an unnamed drainage (3B), Little Powder River Basin

 

NEPECO

PO Box 68

Byron, WY  82412-0068

WY0030589, Atwood Lease                             Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWNE, Section 11, Township 57N , Range98W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed drainage (3B), tributary to Sage Creek (2AB), Big Horn River Basin

 

Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation

1700 Broadway, Suite 2300

Denver, CO  80290

WY0002721, Torchlight Field                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWSE, Section 24, Township 51N , Range93W .  Receiving Waters: Big Horn River (2AB) via Dead Horse Gulch (3B)

 

This is an industrial wastewater facility(ies) in which process wastewater generated from the plant is treated and released to the surface.

Kennecott Uranium Company

PO Box 1500

Rawlins, WY  82301

WY0033952, Jackpot Mine                              Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWSW, Section 8 , Township 27N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Fourth Creek (2AB) via an unnamed drainage (3B), North Platte River Basin

002, SESW, Section 8 , Township 27N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Fourth Creek (2AB) via an unnamed drainage (3B), North Platte River Basin

 

Public Notice WY-PN-18-005