Friday, April 19, 2019

 

 

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 Jason Thomas (307-777-5504). 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 Jason Thomas, 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, May 20, 2019

 

 

 

 

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.

Vanguard Operating, LLC

1414 East Lincoln Street

Gillette, WY  82716

WY0052426, Fourmile Creek portion of the Cat Creek POD                     Draft Permit                          Application

004, NWNE, Section 19, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C), via Cat Creek (4C), via an on-channel reservoir "19-2" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

005, NENE, Section 19, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C), via Cat Creek (4C), via an on-channel reservoir "P19-1" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

007, NESW, Section 20, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C), via Cat Creek (4C), via an on-channel reservoir "P20-1" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

008, SWSW, Section 8 , Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C), via an on-channel reservoir "17-1" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

012, SESE, Section 29, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C), via Cat Creek (4C), via an on-channel reservoir "P29-1" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

013, SWSW, Section 28, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C), via an on-channel reservoir "P33-1" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

015, NENW, Section 32, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C), via Cat Creek (4C), via an on-channel reservoir "P32-1" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

017, SESW, Section 28, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Cat Creek (4B), via an on-channel reservoir "33-3" (4B), located on an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (4B)

018, SENE, Section 33, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW), via Fourmile Creek (4C)

020, NWSE, Section 16, Township 48N , Range78W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fourmile Creek (4C) via UET (4C) via on-channel reservoirs "16-1, North Ricketts Flat, and 34-1" (4C)

 

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.

Spring Gulch Coal Company

PO Box 653

Powell, WY  82435

WY0030317, Grass Creek Coal Mine                             Draft Permit                          Application

004, NWSE, Section 26, Township 46N , Range99W .  Receiving Waters: Coal Mine Draw (3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Fort Bridger Sewer District

Box 158 Co Rd 261

Fort Bridger, WY  82933-0002

WY0022071, Fort Bridger Sewer District                       Draft Permit                          DEQ Initiated

001, SENW, Section 33, Township 16N , Range115W.  Receiving Waters: Blacks Fork River (2AB) via an unnamed ditch (4A), Green River Basin

 

Mountain View, Town of

PO Box 249

Mountain View, WY  82939-0249

WY0022896, Mountain View Wastewater Lagoon                      Draft Permit                          DEQ Initiated

001, SWSE, Section 17, Township 15N , Range114W.  Receiving Waters: Smiths 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.

GAS Ventures, LLC

PO Box 726

Thermopolis, WY  82443

WY0001635, Lake Creek Field Ush B Lease                                 Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWNE, Section 34, Township 43N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Mud Creek (3B) tributary to No Water Creek (3B) all in the Big Horn River Basin (2AB).

 

WY0095397, Haybarn Central Battery                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESW, Section 24, Township 36N , Range93W .  Receiving Waters: Unnamed ephemeral tributary (3B), tributary to Muskrat Cr (2C), Wind River Basin

 

Seven Sisters Oil & Gas LLC

5416 South Yale, Suite 300

Tulsa, OK  74135

WY0034959, Bertolet Consolidated Battery                 Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWSE, Section 19, Township 51N , Range75W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Fortification Creek (3B) via an unnamed drainage (3B), Powder River Basin

 

Valkyrie Resources, LLC

1600 Stout Street, Suite 1000

Denver, CO  80202

WY0026051, Lamb Field--Madison Tank Battery                       Draft Permit                          Application

001, SW, Section 12, Township 51N , Range93W .  Receiving Waters: Dead Horse Gulch (3B), Big Horn River Basin

 

WY0034002, Federal Leases W-61334a and W-63733                              Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWNE, Section 10, Township 48N , Range91W .  Receiving Waters: Nowood River (2AB), via an unnamed ephemeral tributary (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.

National Response Corp.

6211 North Ensign Street

Portland, OR  97217

WY0095770, NRC WYO 89 MP 55 Water Treatment System

001, 0, Section 24, Township 28N , Range120W.  Receiving Waters: Thomas Fork (2AB) via Salt Creek (2AB), Bear River Basin