40 CFR 147.2908 - Aquifer exemptions.

§ 147.2908 Aquifer exemptions.
(a) After notice and opportunity for a public hearing, the Administrator may designate any aquifer or part of an aquifer as an exempted aquifer.
(b) An aquifer or its portion that meets the definition of a USDW may be exempted by EPA from USDW status if the following conditions are met:
(1) It does not currently serve as a source of drinking water, and
(2) It cannot now and will not in the future serve as a source of drinking water because:
(i) It is hydrocarbon producing, or can be demonstrated by a permit applicant as a part of a permit application for a Class II operation to contain hydrocarbons that are expected to be commercially producible (based on historical production or geologic information); or
(ii) It is situated at a depth or location which makes recovery of water for drinking water purposes economically or technologically impractical; or
(iii) It is so contaminated that it would be economically or technologically impractical to render that water fit for human consumption; or
(3) The Total Dissolved Solids content of the groundwater is more than 3,000 and less than 10,000 mg/1 and it is not reasonably expected to supply a public water system.

Title 40 published on 2013-07-01

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Title 40 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR 147 after this date.

  • 2013-08-09; vol. 78 # 154 - Friday, August 9, 2013
    1. 78 FR 48639 - North Dakota Underground Injection Control Program Revision Application
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      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
      Notice of public comment period and opportunity to request a public hearing.
      Comments will be accepted until September 9, 2013. Any member of the public can request a public hearing on this matter. A public hearing will only be held if requests indicate there is significant public interest. Request for a public hearing will be accepted until September 9, 2013. Requests for a public hearing may be mailed to: Craig Boomgaard EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street, MSC 8P-W-UIC, Denver, Colorado, 80202. For additional information regarding the public hearing, please contact Craig Boomgaard (303) 312-6794 or boomgaard.craig@epa.gov.
      40 CFR Part 147