Friday, May 17, 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 Tuesday, June 18, 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

WY0055590, Pumpkin Creek POD 1                              Draft Permit                          Application

001, NENW, Section 9 , Township 47N , Range76W .  Receiving Waters: Powder River (2ABWW) via Buck Tooth Draw (3B) via an unnamed, ephemeral tributary (3B) via on-channel reservoirs "P4-1-47-76" and "P4-2-47-76" (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.

Antelope Coal, LLC

Caller Box 3001

Gillette, WY  82717

WY0030198, Antelope Coal Mine                   Draft Permit                          Application

003, SWSE, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: School Draw (3B)

006, SWSW, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek via an unnamed drainage (3B)

007, NWNE, Section 2 , Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: School Draw via an unnamed drainage (3B)

008, SWSW, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek via an unnamed drainage (3B)

009, SWNW, Section 11, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: School Draw (3B)

013, SW, Section 36, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek via an unnamed drainage (3B), Cheyenne River Basin

014, SW, Section 36, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek via an unnamed drainage (3B)

015, SW, Section 31, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

017, SE, Section 26, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Horse Creek (3B)

018, SW, Section 31, Township 41N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

019, NW, Section 1 , Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek via an unnamed tributary (3B)

022, NE, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

023, NWNW, Section 1 , Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

024, NWNE, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

026, SESE, Section 36, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

028, NESW, Section 31, Township 41N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

029, NESW, Section 11, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

030, SWNW, Section 12, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

031, SWNW, Section 12, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B) via an unnamed drainage (3B)

032, NESE, Section 11, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B) via an unnamed drainage (3B)

033, NWSW, Section 36, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

034, SWSE, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

037, SWSE, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

038, NENE, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

040, SWSW, Section 35, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

042, SWSE, Section 26, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: McQuest Draw (3B) eventually tributary to Antelope Creek (3B)

043, SENE, Section 30, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B) via Spring Creek (3B)

044, NESW, Section 29, Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B) via Spring Creek (3B)

045, NWNW, Section 5 , Township 40N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

046, NENW, Section 34, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

047, SESE, Section 29, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B) via Spring Creek (3B)

048, SESE, Section 32, Township 41N , Range71W .  Receiving Waters: Antelope Creek (3B)

 

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

SSDA, LLC

PO Box 3393

Jackson, WY  83001

WY0095320, SRMHP MBR                             Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWNE, Section 14, Township 39N , Range116W.  Receiving Waters: Snake River (class 2AB)

 

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.

Ranch Oil Company

5299 DTC Boulevard Suite, 1300

Greenwood Village, CO  80111

WY0034193, Sawgrass Federal 42-32 Battery                             Draft Permit                          Application

001, SWNE, Section 32, Township 57N , Range70W .  Receiving Waters: Eightyfive Creek (3B) via an unnamed drainage (3B), Little Powder River Basin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare Oilfield Service, LLC

635 North 10th Street

Lander, WY  82520

WY0033898, Popo Agie, Federal 12-23                         Draft Permit                          Application

001, NWNE, Section 22, Township 33N , Range99W .  Receiving Waters: unnamed drainage (3B) eventually tributary to Smith Creek (2AB), Wind River Basin

 

True Oil LLC

PO Box 2360

Casper, WY  82602

WY0026310, Langguth Federal 22-6 (prev. Gov't 6-1)                               Draft Permit                          Application

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

 

WY0034983, Hilda State #1 & #2                   Draft Permit                          Application

001, NENE, Section 36, Township 52N , Range69W .  Receiving Waters: Little Mitchell Creek (3B), via an unnamed drainage (3B),  Little Powder River 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.

Padlock Ranch Company

8420 US Highway 14

Ranchester, WY  82839

WY0022462, Padlock Ranch Company Feedlot                           Draft Permit                          Application

001, NESW, Section 20, Township 57N , Range86W .  Receiving Waters: Columbus Creek (2AB), Tongue River Basin

 

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

McMurry Ready Mix

P.O. Box 2488

Casper, WY  82602

WY0094170, Wyute Pit                     Draft Permit                          Application

001, SENW, Section 14, Township 21N , Range88W .  Receiving Waters: Cherokee Creek, tributary to Sugar Creek (both class 3B), North Platte River basin.

 

Trust for Public Land

PO Box 917

Jackson, WY  83001

WY0096440, Astoria Hot Springs Park                          Draft Permit                          Application

001, SE, Section 32, Township 39N , Range116W.  Receiving Waters: Snake River (Class I) via existing degraded stream