Criteria for establishing permitting priorities.
In determining priorities for setting times for owners or operators to submit applications for authorization to inject under the procedures of § 144.31 (a), (c), (g) or § 144.22(f), the Director shall base these priorities upon consideration of the following factors:
Injection wells known or suspected to be contaminating underground sources of drinking water;
Injection wells known to be injecting fluids containing hazardous contaminants;
Likelihood of contamination of underground sources of drinking water;
Potentially affected population;
Injection wells violating existing State requirements;
Coordination with the issuance of permits required by other State or Federal permit programs;
Age and depth of the injection well; and
Expiration dates of existing State permits, if any.
(Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act:
42 U.S.C. 6905, 6912, 6925, 6927, 6974
[45 FR 42500, June 24, 1980, as amended at 48 FR 14293, Apr. 1, 1983]